The effect of social influence and curfews on civil violence

Michael Garlick, Maria Chli

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Abstract

We investigate the policies of (1) restricting social influence and (2) imposing curfews upon interacting citizens in a community. We compare their effects on the social order and the emerging levels of civil violence. We develop an agent-based model that is used to simulate a community of citizens and the police force that guards it. We find that restricting social influence pacifies rebellious societies, but has the opposite effect on peaceful ones. Curfews exhibit a pacifying effect across all types of society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
PublisherIFAAMAS
Pages1335-1336
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-0-9817381-7-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2009
Event8th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2009, AAMAS 2009 - Budapest, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 200915 May 2009

Conference

Conference8th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2009, AAMAS 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBudapest
Period10/05/0915/05/09

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Keywords

  • Description level: experimental/empirical
  • Environment (environment modelling and simulation)
  • Focus: comprehensive/cross-cutting (multi-agent based simulation)
  • Inspiration source: social sciences
  • Simulations
  • Social/organisational (groups and teams emergent behaviour)

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Garlick, M., & Chli, M. (2009). The effect of social influence and curfews on civil violence. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS (Vol. 2, pp. 1335-1336). IFAAMAS.