Philip Leifeld What Are the Core Mechanisms that Drive the Dynamics of Political Discourse?
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The research presented in this video exposes the inner mechanisms at work in political discourse. By first modelling verbal interaction between political actors with an agent-based model, and then analyzing the interaction with network analysis PHILIP LEIFELD detects four basic mechanisms: innovative and path-dependent mechanisms, as well as constructivist mechanisms (based on learning and interaction between people) and rational-choice mechanisms (based on external ideology). A combination of those four leads to a discourse looking like a “real-world debate”.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10120
Polarization of Coalitions in an Agent-Based Model of Political Discourse
- Philip Leifeld
- Computational Social Networks
- Published in 2014