Evolutionary Dynamics of Revolution: Opinion Modeling in Society Based on Graphs and Rules
Individuals are not electrons. But in some situations, they behave very much alike. When it comes to many social and political questions, individuals' complex attitudes and beliefs must be boiled down to a simple yea ("spin up") or nay ("spin down"). Although human societies, like physical materials, are very complex, some of their properties can be determined by understanding the interactions that occur between individuals ("atoms"). In particular, the spread of a particular political opinion throughout a society can be modeled as the macroscopic manifestation of the myriad exchanges occurring at the local level between individuals and their neighbors. This model can in future studies be used to gain a qualitative foothold on the evolution of public opinion in various countries for or against the government.
J. D. Farley and G. Markowsky, "Evolutionary Dynamics of Revolution: Opinion Modeling in Society Based on Graphs and Rules," Proceedings of the IEEE 6th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) (2011, Prague, Czech Republic), vol. 2, pp. 780-784, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2011.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IDAACS.2011.6072876
IEEE 6th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) (2011: Sep. 15-17, Prague, Czech Republic)
Keywords and Phrases
evolutionary dynamics; Human society; Public opinions; revolution; Spin-down; Spin-up; Cellular automata; Data acquisition; Ising model; Phase transitions; Dynamics
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Article - Conference proceedings
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