Political Conflict and Stability in Dynamic Networks

A collaborative UC research team that includes CPD Faculty Affiliate Aila Matanock has received a UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training Award exceeding $3 million for their research project, “Political Conflict and Stability in Dynamic Networks.” The project uses events data as well as surveys and survey experiments to assess empirically the behavioral dynamics of structural balance in political networks.  It addresses key security concerns, among them the foreign policy implications of regime change, the reverberating consequences of an outbreak of a civil war or conversely of a peace agreement, and the consequences of an external intervention in a domestic dispute.

Lead Principal Investigator: Prof. Arthur Stein (UC Los Angeles, Political Science)
Site Leaders/Co-PIs: Prof. Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley, Political Science), Prof. David Meyer (UC San Diego, Mathematics), Prof. Noah E. Friedkin (UC Santa Barbara, Sociology), Prof. Robert F. Trager (UC Los Angeles, Political Science), Dr. Sara Y. Del Valle (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Scientist)
Timeline: March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2021