Modeling Conflicts Between States: New Developments for an Old Problem

Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


This chapter reviews the evolution of academic research on interstate conflicts. In particular, the emphasis is on the methodological development that has happened through the analysis of interstate conflicts as a scientific phenomenon in the political science discipline. Key empirical findings and theoretical contributions that this change has produced are also emphasized. In addition, the chapter makes the case for the use of computational intelligence for modeling conflicts as a way to overcome some limitations of previous work and unpacks the complexity that is inherent in dispute behavior. The data set used for the analysis in this book is also explained in detail.


Computational Intelligence International Conflict Conflict Behavior Militarize Conflict Economic Interdependence 
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