Modelling Norms

  • Corinna Elsenbroich
  • Nigel Gilbert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 1-14
  3. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 15-39
  4. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 41-63
  5. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 65-84
  6. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 85-93
  7. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 95-102
  8. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 103-114
  9. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 115-132
  10. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 133-142
  11. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 143-149
  12. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 151-161
  13. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 163-171
  14. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 173-184
  15. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
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  16. Corinna Elsenbroich, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 199-201
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 203-213

About this book

Introduction

The book focusses on questions of individual and collective action, the emergence and dynamics of social norms and the feedback between individual behaviour and social phenomena. It discusses traditional modelling approaches to social norms and shows the usefulness of agent-based modelling for the study of these micro-macro interactions. Existing agent-based models of social norms are discussed and it is shown that so far too much priority has been given to parsimonious models and questions of the emergence of norms, with many aspects of social norms, such as norm-change, not being modelled.  Juvenile delinquency, group radicalisation and moral decision making are used as case studies for agent-based models of collective action extending existing models by providing an embedding into social networks, social influence via argumentation and a causal action theory of moral decision making. The major contribution of the book is to highlight the multifaceted nature of the dynamics of social norms, consisting not only of emergence, and the importance of embedding of agent-based models into existing theory. 

Keywords

Agent Based Modelling Cognitive Enrichment Crime Scene Investigation Crime Simulation Criminal Behavior Deterrence Models Moral Reasoning Morality Models Morality and Norms Opportunistic Models Psychological Models Rational Choice Models Socioeconomic Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Corinna Elsenbroich
    • 1
  • Nigel Gilbert
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Sociology, Centre for Research inUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Sociology, Centre for Research inUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7052-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7051-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7052-2
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