Simulation Of Ethnic Conflicts In Former Jugoslavia

Suvad Markisic, Martin Neumann, Ulf Lotzmann
2012 ECMS 2012 Proceedings edited by: K. G. Troitzsch, M. Moehring, U. Lotzmann  
The paper describes an agent-based model of the escalation of inner-state ethnic conflicts. Model assumptions are derived from the case of the former Yugoslavia. To comprehend the appearance of war crimes, the model refers to the concept of ethnic norms. The cognitive complexity of norm emergence is represented by using the simulation tool EMIL-S. The model consists of two agent classes: politicians, who enforce value orientations, and citizens, who form paramilitary militia. Simulation results
more » ... confirm the feasibility of the theoretical approach.
doi:10.7148/2012-0037-0043 dblp:conf/ecms/MarkisicNL12 fatcat:76lo7nerlzejjelii2vuytoiqm