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Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
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We propose an agent-based simulation model, the Palermo Scenario, to enrich our understanding of these influences and to test the effect of different policies on protection racket dynamics. Expand
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Self-organization and social science
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A systematic review of the concept of self-organization and a critical discussion of similar notions in mainstream social science that could potentially inform their research. Expand
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The philosophy of computational social science
The thesis is a collection of six stand-alone chapters aimed at setting the foundations for the philosophy of computational social science. Agent-based modelling has been used for social researchExpand
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Self-Organizing Dynamical Systems
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The concept of self-organization in social science is reviewed and the origin of the concept is reconstructed. Expand
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Knowledge transfer in agent-based computational social science.
  • D. Anzola
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of science
  • 1 October 2019
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This article addresses knowledge transfer dynamics in agent-based computational social science. Expand
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Sociology and Non-Equilibrium Social Science
This chapter addresses the relationship between sociology and Non-Equilibrium Social Science (NESS). Sociology is a multiparadigmatic discipline with significant disagreement regarding its goals andExpand
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A model of cultural transmission by direct instruction: An exercise on replication and extension
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This article replicates and extends an agent-based model of cultural transmission using artificial neural networks to inquire about the role of noise and selective cultural reproduction in imitation learning dynamics, both for static and dynamic environments. Expand
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Social Dimensions of Organised Crime: Modelling the Dynamics of Extortion Rackets
This book presents a multi-disciplinary investigation into extortion rackets with a particular focus on the structures of criminal organisations and their collapse, societal processes in whichExpand
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Basic dynamics of extortion racketeering
The emergence and prevalence of systemic extortion depends on particular institutional arrangements, produced as adaptive responses of the interaction between different social actors. The followingExpand
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