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    Political Alliance Formation and Cooperation Networks in the Utah State Legislature
    with Daniel Redhead and Shane J. Macfarlan
    Human Nature 33 (1): 1-21. 2022.
    Social network analysis has become an increasingly important tool among political scientists for understanding legislative cooperation in modern, democratic nation-states. Recent research has demonstrated the influence that group affinity (homophily) and mutual exchanges (reciprocity) have in structuring political relationships. However, this literature has typically focused on political cooperation where costs are low, relationships are not exclusive, and/or partisan competition is high. Patter…Read more