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The Resource Massively parallel globalization : explorations in self-organization and world politics, David C. Earnest

Massively parallel globalization : explorations in self-organization and world politics, David C. Earnest

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Massively parallel globalization : explorations in self-organization and world politics
Title
Massively parallel globalization
Title remainder
explorations in self-organization and world politics
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David C. Earnest
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Language
eng
Summary
In this era of globalization, people organize into fluid, adaptive networks to solve complex problems and provide resources that nation-states cannot. Examples include the Grameen Bank, mHealth, and the Ushahidi open source software project. Why do these networks succeed where nation-states fail? Only recently have social scientists developed tools to understand exactly how these complex networks self-organize, emerge, adapt, and solve collective problems. Three of these tools<U+0127> �agent-based modeling, social network analysis, and evolutionary computing<U+0127> �are converging in a field known as computational social science. In this provocative book, David C. Earnest discusses how computational social science helps us understand "massively parallel globalization." Using "explorations" of global systems ranging from fisheries to banking, Earnest illustrates the promise of computer models for explaining the surprises, cascades, and complexity that characterize global politics today. These examples of massively parallel globalization contrast sharply with the hierarchical and inflexible governmental bureaucracies that are poorly suited to solve many of today's transnational and global challenges.--
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Earnest, David C
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics
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  • Political sociology
  • Social networks
  • Globalization
  • World politics
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Massively parallel globalization : explorations in self-organization and world politics, David C. Earnest
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-257) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The gyre : rethinking systems in world politics -- Agents and networks : complex social systems and theories of world politics -- The advantage of size : why large groups solve coordination problems better than small ones -- Dividing the pie : how complex networks learn to solve distributive conflicts -- Cows grow trees, nets grow fish : how social networks manage the commons -- Too big to compromise : did ten banks block reform during the great recession? -- Nets of insecurity : trade networks, cascading failures and economic -- Conclusions : self-organization in world politics
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FIEb17713547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781438456614
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885026725
Label
Massively parallel globalization : explorations in self-organization and world politics, David C. Earnest
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The gyre : rethinking systems in world politics -- Agents and networks : complex social systems and theories of world politics -- The advantage of size : why large groups solve coordination problems better than small ones -- Dividing the pie : how complex networks learn to solve distributive conflicts -- Cows grow trees, nets grow fish : how social networks manage the commons -- Too big to compromise : did ten banks block reform during the great recession? -- Nets of insecurity : trade networks, cascading failures and economic -- Conclusions : self-organization in world politics
Control code
FIEb17713547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781438456614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885026725

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