Emerging cohesion and individualization in collective action: A co-evolutive approach

Sergi Lozano, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Alex Arenas

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By means of a simple computational model, we explore a dynamic perspective of social cohesion in populations under stress. Dynamics are driven by the co-evolution of structural and cognitive dimensions. Submitted to sudden variations on its environmental conflict level, the model is able to reproduce certain characteristics previously observed in real populations in situations of emergency or crisis. A closer analysis of the results, observing both structural and cognitive together, uncovers a causal path from the level of conflict suffered by a population to variations on its social cohesiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250067
JournalAdvances in Complex Systems
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • adaptive networks
  • conflict
  • Social cohesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General

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