Reputation, Group Structure and Social Tensions

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serval:BIB_3D0990EAF13E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Reputation, Group Structure and Social Tensions
Journal
Journal of Development Economics
Author(s)
Rohner D.
ISSN
0304-3878
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
96
Number
2
Pages
188-199
Language
english
Abstract
Social tensions impede social cohesion and public goods provision, and can be a driving force for more serious conflicts such as civil wars. Surprisingly, the emergence of social tensions has been studied only rarely in the literature. In the present contribution a game-theoretic model highlights how reputation concerns and the structure of group cleavages matter for the emergence of social tensions. In particular, the respective effects of ethnic fractionalization, polarization and segregation are analyzed. The differences between ethnicity and class, and the role of social mobility are also studied. The predictions of the model can account for recent empirical evidence.
Keywords
Conflict, Group cleavages, Reputation, Ethnicity, Social capital
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