In different research projects, I have used the terminology and techniques of network analysis. In Dynamics of Power in Dutch Integration Politics, I used network analysis to examine alliances and antagonisms within Dutch politics. This paper builds upon, corrects, and extends that analysis. Applying network analysis to understand conflict requires us to take into account negative ties, which is far from trivial as Jeroen Bruggeman, Vincent Traag and I argued in a paper on community detection. In a paper I wrote with John Boy, we use network analysis to provide a (partial) answer to the question “How to study the city on Instagram”.


Public Debate Distinguishing Positive and Negative Ties (Figure drawn from Bruggeman et al 2012)