Practicality of Agent-Based Modeling of Civil Violence: an Assessment

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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.
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