Practicality of Agent-Based Modeling of Civil Violence: an Assessment
Thron, Christopher; Jackson, Elizabeth;
Subject: 91D10 | I.6.5 | Physics - Physics and Society
mesheuropmc: hemic and lymphatic diseases | social sciences
Joshua Epstein (2002) proposed a simple agent-based model to describe the formation and evolution of spontaneous civil violence (such as riots or violent demonstrations). In this paper we study the practical applicability of Epstein's model.