Simulating Social Phenomena

ISBN: 978-3-540-63329-7 (Print) 978-3-662-03366-1 (Online)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

  2. Introduction: Social Simulation — A New Disciplinary Synthesis

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      Pages 1-17

      Introduction: Social Simulation — A New Disciplinary Synthesis

  3. Simulating in the Social Sciences: History, Problems, and Perspectives

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-40

      Advancing the Art of Simulation in the Social Sciences

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      Pages 41-54

      Social Science Simulation — Origins, Prospects, Purposes

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      Pages 55-72

      Can Agents Cover All the World?

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      Pages 73-88

      A Laboratory for Agent Based Computational Economics: The Self-development of Consistency in Agents’ Behaviour

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      Pages 89-95

      From the Margin to the Mainstream: An Agenda for Computer Simulations in the Social Sciences

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      Pages 97-102

      Computer Simulated Empirical Tests of Social Theory: Lessons from 15 Years’ Experience

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      Pages 103-109

      Modelling a Society of Simple Agents: From Conceptual Specification to Experimentation

  4. Cooperation, Exchange, and Coalitions

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      Pages 111-111

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      Pages 113-132

      Bargaining Between Automata

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      Pages 133-151

      What to Do With a Surplus

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      Pages 153-159

      Spatially Coevolving Automata Play the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma

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      Pages 161-167

      A Spatial Iterated Prisoners Dilemma Game Simulation With Movement

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      Pages 169-178

      Cooperation as Illusory Hill-climbing: Co-adaptation and Search in Social Dilemmas

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      Pages 179-185

      Cooperation Without Memory

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      Pages 187-193

      Tributes or Norms? The Context-dependent Rationality of Social Control

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      Pages 195-201

      In What Kinds of Social Groups can “Altruistic” Behaviors Evolve?

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      Pages 203-209

      Global vs Local Social Search in the Formation of Coalitions

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      Pages 211-217

      Exchange and Challenge in Collective Decision Making

  5. Markets, Organisations, and Economic Dynamics

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      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-240

      Market Organisation

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      Pages 241-257

      Market Organizations for Controlling Smart Matter

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