Globalization , polarization and cultural drift

  title={Globalization , polarization and cultural drift},
  author={Konstantin Klemma and M. Egu and Maxi San Miguela},
  • Konstantin Klemma, M. Egu, Maxi San Miguela
  • Published 2004
We study a one-dimensional version of Axelrod’s model of cultural transmission. We classify the equilibrium con8gurations and analyze their stability. Below a critical threshold, an initially diverse population will converge to a monocultural equilibrium, or ordered state. Above this threshold, the dynamics settle to a multicultural or polarized state. These multicultural attractors are not stable, so that small local perturbations can drive the system towards a monocultural state. Cultural… CONTINUE READING