Politics Matters: Dynamics of Inter-organizational Networks among Immigrant Associations

  • Matteo Gagliolo
  • Tom Lenaerts
  • Dirk Jacobs
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 549)


We model the dynamics of the two-mode network among directors and boards of voluntary associations, using a stochastic actor-based model, SIENA [12], including the structural effects proposed in [6], and considering the political orientation of associations as a covariate. Using data from [14], we compare the evolution of interlocks among Turkish associations in two European capitals, and explain the noticeable difference in structure by looking at statistically significant differences among the estimated effects.


Social Capital Political Participation Politics Matter Associational Life Civic Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Gagliolo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tom Lenaerts
    • 2
    • 3
  • Dirk Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.GERME, Institute of SociologyBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.MLG, Computer Science DepartmentUniversité libre de Bruxelles (ULB)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.AI Lab, Computer Science DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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