OPINION EVOLUTION IN CLOSED COMMUNITY
Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron () and
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Józef Sznajd: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50-950 Wrocław, Poland
International Journal of Modern Physics C (IJMPC), 2000, vol. 11, issue 06, 1157-1165
A simple Ising spin model which can describe a mechanism of making a decision in a closed community is proposed. It is shown via standard Monte Carlo simulations that very simple rules lead to rather complicated dynamics and to a power law in the decision time distribution. It is found that a closed community has to evolve either to a dictatorship or a stalemate state (inability to take any common decision). A common decision can be taken in a "democratic way" only by an open community.
Keywords: 87.23.Ge Dynamics of Social Systems; 75.50.Lk Spin Glasses and Other Random Magnets; 05.65.+b Self-Organized Systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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