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by Thomas F Homer-Dixon

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Thomas F Homer-Dixon
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This paper shows that some commonly advocated methodological principles of modern political science are inappropriate for the study of complex systems.

This paper shows that some commonly advocated methodological principles of modern political science are inappropriate for the study of complex systems. It also provides conceptual tools for thinking about the causal roles of environmental and demographic factors, and it discusses various strategies for hypothesis and inference testing.

The study of systems highlights some weaknesses of this approach

The study of systems highlights some weaknesses of this approach. First, political scientists, and social scientists in general, tend to use folk concepts of causation that often do not further our understanding of complex social systems. A more precise and differentiated grasp of the possible causal roles of environmental scarcity as a contributor to conflict should inform methodological decisions about how to test hypotheses.

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The analysis allows us to characterize the upstream-downstream relation-ships of the four river systems, laying the . Xiangwei Qiu, Jilian Hu.

The analysis allows us to characterize the upstream-downstream relation-ships of the four river systems, laying the groundwork for further investigations to identify the reasons for some of the trends and observations. These findings will be essential in water resources management during or prior to hydrological droughts. DOI: 1. 236/jssm. 112014 232 Downloads 367 Views Citations.

Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Systems. Thomas F. Homer-Dixon is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto. This article shows that some commonly advocated methodological principles of modern political science are inapprapriate for the study of complex systems.

Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Systems

Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Systems. Homer-Dixon.

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This article shows that some commonly advocated methodological principles of modern political science are inapprapriate for the study of complex systems.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Systems. Homer-Dixon, Thomas, and Valerie Percival Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict: Briefing Book. Howard, Philip, and Thomas Homer-Dixon Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict Series: The Case of Chiapas, Mexico. Hubbard, Amie E. Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program: 1992 Summary Report.

Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, "Strategies for Studying Causation in. Complex Systems," Journal . Complex Systems," Journal of Environment &. Development 5, no. 2 (June 1996): 132–48; and idem, "Environmental. Organized principally by the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts, these projects examined in detail sixteen regional and country cases.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas F. Organization(s): American Association for the Advancement of Science, U. Washington, DC : AAAS, 1995. Physical Description: 12p. Publication Year: 1995. Organization(s): American Association for the Advancement of Science, US. University of Toronto, CA. Abstract: Monographic Series n. Conference: Imprint: Washington, DC : AAAS, 1995. ISBN: DOI: Notes: Includes bibliographic references.