A Dynamical Simulation of Riots : Social Stress , Upper Bounds and Governmental Intervention

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In this paper I present a dynamic model of rioting. It is based on Granovetters model of social thresholds and allows for dynamics in the riot process. I study, via computer simulations, different factors that affect riots and their interplay. First, I introduce social stress that rises over time. Secondly, I consider the possibility of an upper bound of… (More)

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