John D. Steinbruner

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This paper extends the literature on the evolution of norms with an agent-based model capturing a phenomenon that has been essentially ignored, namely that individual thought-or computing-is often inversely related to the strength of a social norm. In this model, agents learn how to behave (what norm to adopt), but-under a strategy I term Best Reply to(More)
3 Acknowledgments is report is the product of a two-year project initiated with support from the Nuclear reat Initiative. As part of this project, CISSM hosted two workshops that involved a range of experts and ocials, including project also commissioned a series of working papers by Dmitry Kovchegin, Wu Jun, and Martha Williams, which are available on the(More) (WPO) is a project, managed by PIPA, that studies public opinion around the world on international issues. WPO conducts polls through an international network of research partners and maintains a major website with articles and reports analyzing and integrating polls from around the world and from numerous organizations. The Program(More)