The Resource Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict : From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior, by Carlos M. Lemos, (electronic resource)

Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict : From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior, by Carlos M. Lemos, (electronic resource)

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Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict : From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior
Title
Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict
Title remainder
From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior
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by Carlos M. Lemos
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Language
eng
Summary
This Brief revisits and extends Epstein’s classical agent-based model of civil violence by considering important mechanisms suggested by social conflict theories. Among them are: relative deprivation as generator of hardship, generalized vanishing of the risk perception (‘massive fear loss’) when the uprisings surpass a certain threshold, endogenous legitimacy feedback, and network influence effects represented by the mechanism of dispositional contagion. The model is explored in a set of computer experiments designed to provide insight on how mechanisms lead to increased complexity of the solutions. The results of the simulations are compared with statistical analyses of estimated size, duration and recurrence of large demonstrations and riots for eight African countries affected by the “Arab Spring,” based on the Social Conflict Analysis Database. It is shown that the extensions to Epstein’s model proposed herein lead to increased “generative capacity” of the agent-based model (i.e. a richer set of meaningful qualitative behaviors) as well the identification of key mechanisms and associated parameters with tipping points. The use of quantitative information (international indicators and statistical analyses of conflict events) allows the assessment of the plausibility of input parameter values and simulated results, and thus a better understanding of the model’s strengths and limitations. The contributions of the present work for understanding how mechanisms of large scale conflict lead to complex behavior include a new form of the estimated arrest probability, a simple representation of political vs economic deprivation with a parameter which controls the `sensitivity' to value, endogenous legitimacy feedback, and the effect of network influences (due to small groups and “activists”). In addition, the analysis of the Social Conflict Analysis Database provided a quantitative description of the impact of the “Arab Spring” in several countries focused on complexity issues such as peaceful vs violent, spontaneous vs organized, and patterns of size, duration and recurrence of conflict events in this recent and important large-scale conflict process. This book will appeal to students and researchers working in these computational social science subfields
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Lemos, Carlos M
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303.601
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H61.3
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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SpringerBriefs in Complexity,
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  • Social sciences—Data processing
  • Social sciences—Computer programs
  • Social sciences
  • Peace
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Conflict Studies
  • Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
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Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict : From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior, by Carlos M. Lemos, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical Foundations -- Review of ABM of Social Conflict & Violence -- Analysis of Conflict Datasets & Indicators -- Agent-Based Model of Social Conflict -- Conclusions -- Future Work
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unknown
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1 online resource (XVII, 120 p. 75 illus., 27 illus. in color.)
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multiple file formats
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online
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9783319670508
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-67050-8
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  • (CKB)4100000000882100
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-67050-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5112693
  • (EXLCZ)994100000000882100
Label
Agent-Based Modeling of Social Conflict : From Mechanisms to Complex Behavior, by Carlos M. Lemos, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical Foundations -- Review of ABM of Social Conflict & Violence -- Analysis of Conflict Datasets & Indicators -- Agent-Based Model of Social Conflict -- Conclusions -- Future Work
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 120 p. 75 illus., 27 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319670508
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-67050-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000000882100
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-67050-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5112693
  • (EXLCZ)994100000000882100

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