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The Regional Security Game: An Agent-based, Evolutionary Model of Strategic Evolution and Stability

The Regional Security Game is a iterated public goods game with punishement based on based on life sciences work by Boyd et al. (2003 ) and Hintze & Adami (2015 ), with modifications appropriate for an international relations setting. The game models a closed regional system in which states compete over the distribution of common security benefits. Drawing on recent work applying cultural evolutionary paradigms in the social sciences, states learn through imitation of successful strategies rather than making instrumentally rational choices. The model includes the option to fit empirical data to the model, with two case studies included: Europe in 1933 on the verge of war and south-east Asia in 2013.

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Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.0.0 Anthony Skews Sat Jun 9 09:18:25 2018 Sat Jun 9 09:18:25 2018 Published

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