On the dynamics of social conflicts: looking for the black swan



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Bellomo , Nicola and Herrero, Miguel A. and Tosin, Andrea (2013) On the dynamics of social conflicts: looking for the black swan. Kinetic and related models, 6 (3). pp. 459-479. ISSN 1937-5093

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This paper deals with the modeling of social competition, possibly resulting in the onset of extreme conflicts. More precisely, we discuss models describing the interplay between individual competition for wealth distribution that, when coupled with political stances coming from support or opposition to a Government, may give rise to strongly self-enhanced effects. The latter may be thought of as the early stages of massive unpredictable events known as Black Swans, although no analysis of any fully-developed Black Swan is provided here. Our approach makes use of the framework of the kinetic theory for active particles, where nonlinear interactions among subjects are modeled according to game-theoretical principles.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social systems; complexity; generalized kinetic theory; active particles; stochastic games
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:22609
Deposited On:29 Jul 2013 08:54
Last Modified:12 Dec 2018 15:06

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