xix, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Princeton studies in complexity.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -260) and index.
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pt. 1. INTRODUCTION. Introduction Complexity in social worlds pt. 2. PRELIMINARIES. Modeling On emergence pt. 3. COMPUTATIONAL MODELING. Computation as theory Why agent-based objects? pt. 4. MODELS OF COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SOCIAL SYSTEMS. A basic framework Complex adaptive social systems in one dimension Social dynamics Evolving automata Some fundamentals of organizational decision making pt. 5. CONCLUSIONS. Social science in between Epilogue Appendixes. A. An open agenda for complex adaptive social systems B. Practices for computational modeling.