Insurgency Dynamics - Social Dynamics
Application area: Social dynamics
Simulation method: Agent Based, System Dynamics
A model of insurgency in a society. The population is divided into four groups: Government Supporters, Dissidents, Insurgents and Removed Insurgents. Dissidents and Insurgents communicate with Government Supporters recruiting people to become dissidents. There is also a process of dissident relaxation: not all the dissidents necessarily become insurgents: a fraction of the dissident group is appeased by the government and returns to supporting population. The remaining part of the dissidents eventually becomes insurgents. The government tries to reduce the size of the insurgents group. Strength of the efforts depends on resources allocated and is proportional to the size of the insurgents group. The model is implemented using a combination of agent based and system dynamics methods. It also contains a pure SD version that runs in parallel with the combined model and displays the difference in results.
The model was created with AnyLogic - simulation software / Social dynamics
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