Conflict and Complexity : Countering Terrorism, Insurgency, Ethnic and Regional Violence

Complexity science affords a number of novel tools for examining terrorism, particularly network analysis and NK-Boolean fitness landscapes as well as other tools drawn from non-linear dynamical systems modeling. This book follows the methodologies of complex adaptive systems research in their appli...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Fellman, Philip Vos (Editor), Bar-Yam, Yaneer (Editor), Minai, Ali A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Understanding Complex Systems
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Complexity science affords a number of novel tools for examining terrorism, particularly network analysis and NK-Boolean fitness landscapes as well as other tools drawn from non-linear dynamical systems modeling. This book follows the methodologies of complex adaptive systems research in their application to addressing the problems of terrorism, specifically terrorist networks, their structure and various methods of mapping and interdicting them as well as exploring the complex landscape of network-centric and irregular warfare. A variety of new models and approaches are presented here, including Dynamic Network Analysis, DIME/PMESII models, percolation models and emergent models of insurgency. In addition, the analysis is informed by practical experience, with analytical and policy guidance from authors who have served within the U.S. Department of Defense, the British Ministry of Defence as well as those who have served in a civilian capacity as advisors on terrorism and counter-terrorism
Physical Description:X, 292 p. 68 illus., 57 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9781493917051