Modeling the dynamics of dissent

  title={Modeling the dynamics of dissent},
  author={E. Lee and Petter Holme and S. Lee},
  journal={Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications},
  • E. Lee, Petter Holme, S. Lee
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science, Physics, Biology
  • Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
  • We investigate the formation of opinion against authority in an authoritarian society composed of agents with different levels of authority. We explore a “dissenting” opinion, held by lower-ranking, obedient, or less authoritative people, spreading in an environment of an “affirmative” opinion held by authoritative leaders. A real-world example would be a corrupt society where people revolt against such leaders, but it can be applied to more general situations. In our model, agents can change… CONTINUE READING
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