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Vol 24 No 6 June/July 2019

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Agent-Based Modeling of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation

ISBN13: 9781138476035
Published: October 2018
Publisher: CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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This book examines the recent development and use of computer modeling and simulation as an important tool for understanding environmental and resource-based conflicts and for finding pathways for conflict resolution and cooperation. It introduces a new, innovative technique for using agent-based modeling (ABM) as a tool for better understanding environmental conflicts and discusses the application of agent-based modeling for the analysis of multi-agent interaction and conflict and demonstrates the natural interdisciplinary convergence. The authors explore numerous examples of environmental and resource conflicts around the world, as well as cooperative approaches for conflict resolution.

Environmental Law
Part I: Conflict and the Promise of Conflict Modeling
1. Environmental Conflicts in a Complex World
2. Why Model? How Can Modeling Help Resolve Conflict?
3. The History and Types of Conflict Modeling
4. Participatory Modeling and Conflict Resolution

Part II: Modeling Environmental Conflict
5. System Dynamics and Conflict Modeling
6. Agent-Based Modeling and Environmental Conflict
7. Modeling Conflict and Cooperation as Agent Action and Interaction

Part III: Applications of the VIABLE Model Framework
8. A Viability Approach to Understanding Fishery Conflict and Cooperation
9. An Adaptive Dynamic Model of Emissions Trading
10. Modeling Bioenergy and Land Use Conflict
11. The Future of Modeling Environmental Conflict and Cooperation