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Using global simulation to study ethnic conflict


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Bostock, WW (2008) Using global simulation to study ethnic conflict. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12 (4). pp. 192-196. ISSN 1096-1453

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Modern political science is dominated by quantitative methods and rational choice theory. However, ethnic conflict situations are often irrational, unquantifiable, highly unstable and unpredictable. Field investigations are likely to be out of the question for practical reasons. In this paper it is argued that the global simulation teaching method, introduced in France for language learning, has a valid application in political science.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bostock, WW
Keywords: political methodology, ethnic conflict, teaching politics, Sri Lanka
Journal or Publication Title: Academic Exchange Quarterly
Page Range: pp. 192-196
ISSN: 1096-1453
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2009 22:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:56
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