On Modeling Balinese Water Temple Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems

  title={On Modeling Balinese Water Temple Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems},
  author={Daniel J. Falvo},
  journal={Human Ecology},
adaptive systems has enabled him to develop a computer simulation model that represents the likely evolution of cooperative networks of Balinese rice farmers.2 Lansing attributes both theoretical and practical significance to his model and this is accepted by others (e.g., Asian Development Bank, 1988). Theoretical significance is claimed to lie in showing the explanatory power of models of complex adaptive systems, and the practical value of alternative models has been set aside in favor of… 

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