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Modelling Norms

Elsenbroich, C and Gilbert, N (2013) Modelling Norms Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-7052-2

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The book focusses on questions of individual and collective action, the emergence and dynamics of social norms and the feedback between individual behaviour and social phenomena. It discusses traditional modelling approaches to social norms and shows the usefulness of agent-based modelling for the study of these micro-macro interactions. Existing agent-based models of social norms are discussed and it is shown that so far too much priority has been given to parsimonious models and questions of the emergence of norms, with many aspects of social norms, such as norm-change, not being modelled. Juvenile delinquency, group radicalisation and moral decision making are used as case studies for agent-based models of collective action extending existing models by providing an embedding into social networks, social influence via argumentation and a causal action theory of moral decision making. The major contribution of the book is to highlight the multifaceted nature of the dynamics of social norms, consisting not only of emergence, and the importance of embedding of agent-based models into existing theory.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 15 July 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Computational Social Science, Agent-Based Modelling, Social Norms
Additional Information : Copyright 2014 Springer Science & Business Media Dordrecht. Full text not available from this repository.
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Date Deposited : 04 Mar 2015 17:10
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2015 02:33

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