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Computational Models of Ethnocentrism and Diversity

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Ethnocentrism, a positive orientation towards those with the same ethnicity and a negative one towards others, is widely observed in human societies. Several (computational agent-based) social simulation models show how interactions between individuals emerge aspects of ethnocentrism such as in-group bias based on ethnic markers (Hammond & Axelrod 2006); local cultural homogeneity combined with global polarisation (Axelrod 1997); and racial segregation (Schelling 1971). These models have influenced on-going research that inherits similar frameworks and assumptions.

The workshop will spotlight on-going work influenced by, or in response to, these modelling directions in addition to critical position statements and critiques of the assumptions that such models embody, as well as relevant empirical studies.

References:

  • Axelrod, R. (1997) The dissemination of culture - A model with local convergence and global polarization. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 4(2):203-226.
  • Hammond, R.A. & Axelrod, R. (2006). The evolution of ethnocentrism. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 50(6):926-936.
  • Schelling, T.C. (1971). Dynamic models of segregation. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 1:143-186.

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For further information, please visit http://davidhales.name/ethnosim2017

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Speakers will be allocated 20 min. followed by 10 min. for questions. In addition, panels will be organised around specific issues, raised by the presentations. Panellists will be given 5 min. to present their position followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

For further information, please contact dave@davidhales.com

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