Resource letter MPCVW-1: Modeling political conflict, violence, and wars: A survey

Ana P. Morgenstern, Nicolás Velásquez, Pedro Manrique, Qi Hong, Nicholas Johnson, Neil Johnson

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This Resource Letter provides a guide into the literature on modeling and explaining political conflict, violence, and wars. Although this literature is dominated by social scientists, multidisciplinary work is currently being developed in the wake of myriad methodological approaches that have sought to analyze and predict political violence. The works covered herein present an overview of this abundance of methodological approaches. Since there is a variety of possible data sets and theoretical approaches, the level of detail and scope of models can vary quite considerably. The review does not provide a summary of the available data sets, but instead highlights recent works on quantitative or multi-method approaches to modeling different forms of political violence. Journal articles and books are organized in the following topics: social movements, diffusion of social movements, political violence, insurgencies and terrorism, and civil wars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number001311AJP
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Oct 31 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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