Dynamic Parties and Social Turnout: An Agent‐Based Model1

  title={Dynamic Parties and Social Turnout: An Agent‐Based Model1},
  author={James H. Fowler and Oleg Smirnov},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1070 - 1094}
The authors develop an agent‐based model of dynamic parties with social turnout built upon developments in different fields within social science. This model yields significant turnout, divergent platforms, and numerous results consistent with the rational calculus of voting model and the empirical literature on social turnout. In a simplified version of the model, the authors show how a local imitation structure inherently yields dynamics that encourage positive turnout. The model also… Expand
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