Segregation through Conflict


This paper begins by introducing the game theory to explain how an institution emerges. It then goes on to employ a conflict model, using the probability distribution introduced by Koshmanenko, to show how institutions emerge through mathematical formation. This is followed by a consideration of the authors’ development of a segregation simulation based on this conflict theory. An institution is defined as the equilibrium achieved through the segregation of conflicting groups (for example groups differing accord- ing to “race”, or language, education or income level among other factors). A simulation is made ex- plaining how equilibrium is reached through changing probability. This simulation also shows the dy- namics of an emerging new order.

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Khan, S. and Takahashi, K. (2013) Segregation through Conflict. Advances in Applied Sociology, 3, 315-319. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2013.38040.

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