Corpus ID: 221761616

Authoritarianism vs. democracy: Simulating responses to disease outbreaks

  title={Authoritarianism vs. democracy: Simulating responses to disease outbreaks},
  author={Alessio Emanuele Biondo and Giorgio Brosio and A. Pluchino and Roberto Zanola},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
Disease outbreaks force the governments to rapid decisions to deal with. However, the rapid stream of decision-making could be costly in terms of the democratic representativeness. The aim of the paper is to investigate the trade-off between pluralism of preferences and the time required to approach a decision. To this aim we develop and test a modified version of the Hegselmann and Krause (2002) model to capture these two characteristics of the decisional process in different institutional… Expand


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