Matthew J. Hoffmann

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This paper presents an overview of multi-agent system models of land-use/cover change (MAS/LUCC models). This special class of LUCC models combines a cellular landscape model with agent-based representations of decision-making, integrating the two components through specification of interdependencies and feedbacks between agents and their environment. The(More)
Stalemate in the multilateral climate governance process is not equivalent to a lack of a response to climate change. On the contrary, we have recently witnessed the emergence of climate governance initiatives—governance experiments—at multiple levels of political organization (e.g. Carbon Rationing Action Groups, the C40 organization of major cities,(More)
In East Asia, few relationships have evolved as much as that between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. While important differences remain, relations have seen a marked improvement over the past decade, especially when compared to the considerable suspicion that once defined their relations. Changing U.S. priorities in Asia have played an(More)
Introduction Where do norms come from? How do they change? While the international relations discipline (as well as political science more generally) has recently debated the efficacy of focusing on norms in explaining behavior in world politics, there has been less mention of where the norms hypothesized to have influence (or not) come from, how they(More)
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