Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

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Complex Adaptive Systems
AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
MODELS OF SOCIAL LIFE

John H. Miller and Scott E. Page

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
PRINCETON AND OXFORD

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures xiii
  • Tables xv
  • Preface xvii
  • Part I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 3
  • Chapter 2 - Complexity in Social Worlds 9
  • Part II - Preliminaries 33
  • Chapter 3 - Modeling 35
  • Chapter 4 - On Emergence 44
  • Part III - Computational Modeling 55
  • Chapter 5 - Computation as Theory 57
  • Chapter 6 - Why Agent-Based Objects? 78
  • Part IV - Models of Complex Adaptive Social Systems 91
  • Chapter 7 - A Basic Framework 93
  • Chapter 8 - Complex Adaptive Social Systems in One Dimension 114
  • Chapter 9 - Social Dynamics 141
  • Chapter 10 - Evolving Automata 178
  • Chapter 11 - Some Fundamentals of Organizational Decision Making 200
  • Part V - Conclusions 211
  • Chapter 12 - Social Science in Between 213
  • Epilogue 227
  • Appendix A - An Open Agenda for Complex Adaptive Social Systems 231
  • Appendix B - Practices for Computational Modeling 245
  • Bibliography 255
  • Index 261
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