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Hello all- 

I have this intuitive hunch that denser networks, all else equal, would have fewer structural holes as a matter of course. Since Burt's constraint measures depend on non-redundancy, a denser network would have more redundant ties. Am I missing something here? 

Does anyone know if there is a more formal treatment of this issue? 


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