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How should agent-based modelling engage with historical processes?

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posted on 04.05.2020, 15:08 by E Chattoe-Brown, S Gabbriellini
This chapter consists of two main parts. After an introduction, the first part briefly considers the way that historical processes have been represented in ABM to date. This makes it possible to draw more general conclusions about the limitations of ABM in dealing with distinctively historical (as opposed to merely dynamic) processes. The second part of the chapter presents a very simple ABM in which three such distinctively historical processes are analysed. These are the possible significance of unique individuals-the so-called Great Men, the invention and spread of social innovations from specific points in time and the creation of persistent social structures (also from specific points in time). The object of the chapter is to advance the potential applicability of ABM to historical events as understood by historians (rather than anthropologists or practitioners of ABM.).

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Citation

Chattoe-Brown E., Gabbriellini S. (2017) How Should Agent-Based Modelling Engage With Historical Processes?. In: Jager W., Verbrugge R., Flache A., de Roo G., Hoogduin L., Hemelrijk C. (eds) Advances in Social Simulation 2015. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 528. Springer, Cham

Source

11th Annual Social Simulation Conference

Published in

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Volume

528

Pagination

53 - 66

Publisher

SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG

issn

2194-5357

eissn

2194-5365

isbn

9783319472522

Copyright date

2017

Available date

17/03/2017

Publisher version

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-47253-9

Editors

Jager W; Verbrugge R; Flache A; DeRoo G; Hoogduin L; Hemelrijk C

Spatial coverage

Groningen Ctr Social Complex Studies, Groningen, NETHERLANDS

Temporal coverage: start date

14/09/2015

Temporal coverage: end date

18/09/2015

Language

en