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Survival under Uncertainty

An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution

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This book introduces and studies a number of stochastic models of subsistence, communication, social evolution and political transition that will allow the reader to grasp the role of uncertainty as a fundamental property of our irreversible world. At the same time, it aims to bring about a more interdisciplinary and quantitative approach across very diverse fields of research in the humanities and social sciences.Through the examples treated in this work – including anthropology, demography, migration, geopolitics, management, and bioecology, among other things – evidence is gathered to show that volatile environments may change the rules of the evolutionary selection and dynamics of any social system, creating a situation of adaptive uncertainty, in particular, whenever the rate of change of the environment exceeds the rate of adaptation.Last but not least, it is hoped that this book will contribute to the understanding that inherent randomness can also be a great opportunity – for social systems and individuals alike – to help face the challenge of “survival under uncertainty”.


Titel: Survival under Uncertainty
Autoren/Herausgeber: Dimitri Volchenkov
Aus der Reihe: Understanding Complex Systems
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319394190

Seitenzahl: 238
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 543 g
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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