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  1. Status Hierarchies and the Organization of Collective Action.Brent Simpson, Robb Willer & Cecilia L. Ridgeway - 2012 - Sociological Theory 30 (3):149-166.
    Most work on collective action assumes that group members are undifferentiated by status, or standing, in the group. Yet such undifferentiated groups are rare, if they exist at all. Here we extend an existing sociological research program to address how extant status hierarchies help organize collective actions by coordinating how much and when group members should contribute to group efforts. We outline three theoretically derived predictions of how status hierarchies organize patterns of behavior to produce larger public goods. We review (...)
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    Gossip as an Effective and Low-Cost Form of Punishment.Matthew Feinberg, Joey T. Cheng & Robb Willer - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (1):25-25.
    The spreading of reputational information about group members through gossip represents a widespread, efficient, and low-cost form of punishment. Research shows that negative arousal states motivate individuals to gossip about the transgressions of group members. By sharing information in this way groups are better able to promote cooperation and maintain social control and order.
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    12 Social Mechanisms and Generative Explanations: Computational Models with Double Agents.Arnout van de Rijt Flache & Robb Willer - 2011 - In Pierre Demeulenaere (ed.), Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Social Mechanisms and Generative Explanations: Computational Models with Double Agent.Michael W. Macy, Damon Centola, Andreas Flache, Arnout Van De Rijt & Robb Willer - 2011 - In Pierre Demeulenaere (ed.), Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms. Cambridge University Press.
     
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