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Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition Hardcover. He found that cultural diversity emerges and persists under homophily, because groups of agents with similar characteristics grow more similar inside each group, until the groups don't share any common characteristics. Once complete dissimilarity between two groups is reached, they no longer interact. Initial parameters, such as population size, neighbourhood interaction size, and number of cultural features and traits, impacted the emergence of cultural diversity, for example, a smaller population size was conducive to diversity, while an increase in neighbourhood size increased cultural homogeneity [ 5 , 17 ].

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In recent research, mass media has been shown to increase cultural diversity when the mass media messages are strong enough, whereas weaker messages were more likely to lead to global homogeneity [ 18 , 19 ].

A change in geography, such as modelling mountains that minimize contact between groups of agents, increased levels of diversity as well [ 20 ]. Klemm et al [ 23 , 24 ] introduced various rates of noise into Axelrod's model and found that even at the smallest rate of perturbations, the model quickly destabilized and converged into a monoculture without any diversity, while at a larger rate of perturbation, it devolved into anomie, the complete cultural isolation of each individual from their neighbors [ 25 , 26 ].

It will therefore serve, along with Axelrod's model, as a comparison point in our results. First analyses of institutional influence supposed that a diminishing impact of social institutions on values and behavior would increase individualistic tendencies and could, in extreme cases, lead to anomie [ 26 ].

Very little research has looked at the impact of institutions on culture and its underlying processes of social influence. To our knowledge, only three major projects have used agent-based models in this context: 1 one study showcases how individuals hide their true beliefs in authoritarian regimes institutions , and how the regimes are affected by this [ 32 ]; 2 one platform exists that allows an integration of information repositories, and lets researchers analyze patterns of cultural dynamics [ 33 ], and 3 a line of research exists that investigates mass media influence [ 18 , 19 , 34 ], which can be interpreted as institutional influence and shows several methodological similarities to ours.

The addition of institutions to an agent-based model of cultural patterns, as we propose, can add insight into processes of cultural diversity emergence and resilience by for example analyzing the impact of varying levels of institutional influence and institutional loyalty on culture. In agent based models, the idea of "central authorities" has been mostly excluded from the methodology so far.

This might be due to the assumption that they can only play the part of central coordinating agents [ 5 , 12 ]. To the contrary, we would like to establish that central authorities and institutions do not denote the same concept.

At the center of institutional research lies the exchange between human autonomy i. An example of a previous implementation of central authority is the inclusion of geography, such as a mountain range [ 20 ]. However, authorities are not necessarily absolute. With our present work, we aim at a use of institutions which exert influence on individuals and govern people's behavior and are in turn influenced by individuals, especially in their creation [ 36 ].

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We speak of institutions in terms of information centers, i. They can be more formal, such as governments, marriage, organized religion, or informal agreements, such as vegetarianism or spiritual beliefs. In general, space in which shared information is stored does not need to be tangible, but in artificial representations, there is a need to conceptualize a second level of information that lies beyond first level individual interaction patterns.

At the same time, belief spaces have an impact on how the agents evolve alongside each other; they impact who interacts with who and who is influenced in what way.

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In agent-based models, this particular kind of belief space has been termed a "cultural repository" [ 33 ].To plausibly do so, we must either compare similar decisions in which a similar lobbying tactic or strategy was applied or identify a prior position of the target of influence.

In general, space in which shared information is stored does not need to be tangible, but in artificial representations, there is a need to conceptualize a second level of information that lies beyond first level individual interaction patterns. Came in great condition! Even with some coordination among their members, it may not be clear which organizations among them failed to pull their own weight in executing the agreed upon strategy and tactics. Product details Paperback: About this product Synopsis The American Political System focuses on the core insights of political science that students need to understand American government.

Jesuit missions functioned similarly in Mozambique and Angola until in the Society was overcome by Portuguese authority.