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Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Mario Diani and Doug McAdam (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Illustrates relational approaches to the study of social movements and collective action. Contributors analyse most recent developments in the analysis of the role of networks as facilitators or ... More


Networks, Diffusion, and Cycles of Collective Action

Pamela E. Oliver and Daniel J. Myers

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Uses simulation models to explore network mechanisms in diffusion processes and protest cycles. The network dimension is taken into account, focusing on three processes: information flows, influence ... More


Modeling Health: The Role of Simulation Models in Health Information Systems

Michael C. Wolfson

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues for the expansion of the uses of health statistics to include the construction of simulation models. Simulation models can help policymakers to address “what if” questions in the ... More


Approaches to Modeling Cities and Regions

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The modelling of urban and regional structure has a long history, with the land use model of Von Thunen, the central place theories of Christaller and Losch, and the industrial location model of ... More


Modeling Plant and Animal Productivity and Fuel Use

C. David Johnson and Timothy A. Kohler

in Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Realistic simulation of long-term household settlement patterns is based on spatially and temporally variable supplies of critical natural resources produced by study-area soils. Annual net primary ... More


Reliability without Truth

in Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the source of credibility of computer simulation models. It suggests that the practice of using fictions in building credible simulations is worthy of closer scrutiny by ... More


When Theories Shake Hands

in Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the theories used in computer simulation. It suggests that there is a class of computer simulation models that are especially important to philosophers interested in the ... More


Wealth Accumulation by Age Cohort: The Role of Savings, Capital Gains, and Intergenerational Transfers

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 5 makes use of the so-called indirect method discussed in the literature review to analyze the role of inheritances and other intergenerational transfers on the wealth accumulation of ... More


The World in a Machine: Origins and Impacts of Early Computerized Global Systems Models

Paul N. Edwards

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the origins of two types of simulation models, namely numerical models of weather and climate, and world-dynamics models that are offshoots of a general method known as “system ... More


Models of Climate: Values and Uncertainties

in Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter, which focuses on simulation models of climate and its future, investigates whether it is reasonable to expect climate modelers to exclude non-epistemic values from the internal aspects ... More


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