Modeling conflicts between states: New developments for an old problem

Tshilidzi Marwala, Monica Lagazio

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This chapter reviews the evolution of academic research on interstate conflicts. In particular, the emphasis is on the methodological development that has happened through the analysis of interstate conflicts as a scientific phenomenon in the political science discipline. Key empirical findings and theoretical contributions that this change has produced are also emphasized. In addition, the chapter makes the case for the use of computational intelligence for modeling conflicts as a way to overcome some limitations of previous work and unpacks the complexity that is inherent in dispute behavior. The data set used for the analysis in this book is also explained in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
ISSN (Print)1610-3947
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8441

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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