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Modeling the Evolution of Political Ideologies

Abeliuk, Andrés and Fernández Anta, Antonio and Obradovich, Nick and Rahwan, Iyad (2017) Modeling the Evolution of Political Ideologies. In: The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2017), 10-13 July 2017, Cologne, Germany.

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Our work intends to shed new insights into the debate of polarization by using a multidisciplinary approach that applies Evolutionary Game Theory to study the evolution of public ideology in US. In particular, we use the replicator equation to model political ideology as a dynamic game, where strategies reproduce at a rate proportional to their payoffs. Evolutionary game theory has explicit biological roots, where payoffs represent fitness as the underlying process of natural selection. However, these models can also be thought of as models of cultural evolution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Poster)
Depositing User: Antonio Fernandez
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 15:12

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