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Conflict in Complex Socio-Natural Systems: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Behavioral Roots of Social Unrest within the Mandera Triangle

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dc.contributor.author Rouleau, Mark
dc.contributor.author Coletti, Mark
dc.contributor.author Bassett, Jeffrey K.
dc.contributor.author Hailegiorgis, Atesmachew B.
dc.contributor.author Gulden, Tim
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, William G.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-20T14:40:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-20T14:40:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Rouleau, M., Coletti, Bassett, J.K., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Gulden, T., and Kennedy, W.G., (2009) Conflict in Complex Socio-Natural Systems: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Behavioral Roots of Social Unrest within the Mandera Triangle. Paper presented at the Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference 2009. Oak Ridge, TN. 23-24 June 2009. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8744
dc.description.abstract Conflict resolution research relies upon a deep understanding of human behavior within highly complex socionatural systems. Scholars must isolate the source of conflict among individuals reacting to the feedback of changing socionatural conditions. Fortunately, the oft-obscured roots of conflict typically surface at critical points of change within the system. We use the Mandera Triangle region of East Africa as an example of this surfacing of behavioral drivers. Our research fuses a wide range of backgrounds to construct a simulation model of Mandera and to gain a better understanding of the roots of human behavior in relation to social conflict.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by the Center for Social Complexity of George Mason University and by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under a Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant no. N00014-08-1-0921. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference en_US
dc.subject Agent-based model en_US
dc.subject Mandera triangle en_US
dc.subject Pastoral systems--Africa, East en_US
dc.subject Herders en_US
dc.subject Farmers en_US
dc.subject Africa, East en_US
dc.title Conflict in Complex Socio-Natural Systems: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Behavioral Roots of Social Unrest within the Mandera Triangle en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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