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Polity Modelling. Political Culture Based Modelling of the Eastern European Polities
Polity Modelling. Political Culture Based Modelling of the Eastern European Polities

Author(s): Camelia Florela Voinea
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Political Sciences, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Polity Modelling; Democracy Modelling; Political Culture Modelling; Political Methodology
Summary/Abstract: This paper addresses the area of political methodology and presents an approach on polity modelling. Polity modelling is analyzed from both historical and paradigmatic perspective by emphasizing the differences between classic (empirical) approaches and complexity-based approaches. The contribution of the paper consists in the modelling method: it combines democracy modelling with political culture modelling into a unified simulation framework. The modelling approach is focused on the Eastern European polities which have combined after the fall of the iron curtain in 1989 democracy-building with state-building processes. The paper presents a class of simulation models which explain operation of a polity as a complex adaptive system of interdependences between processes of democratization and political culture processes. The paper presents preliminary research results which combine agent-based system with complex adaptive system modelling.

  • Page Range: 58-71
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English