Balkanization in a Probabilistic Model

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Increasing Access can Decrease Balkanization

We now decide to set agent preference to 0.25. In this scenario, agents actually prefer to connect to partners different from themselves. Repeating the same experimental procedure as before yields the following graph:

This time, Balkanization continually decreases with access, showing that allowing agents to pursue their taste for diversity can overcome local homogeneity.

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