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On Massive Conflict: Macro-Micro Link

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  • Hokky Situngkir

    () (Dept. Computational Sociology, Bandung Fe Institute)

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Micro and macro properties of social system should be taken as relative poles of a two dimensional continuum since every debate on social system will however shift to the discussion on the two levels of description. This is consistently used as perspective to see massive social conflict. We propose analysis of the emerging conflict on its micro-causations by using computer simulations. We construct a dynamical model based on some propositions on massive conflict based upon the individual’s degree of membership to collective identity she has whether to mobilize or not. The simulations result the possibilities to see the linkage of the macro-micro properties in the case of massive conflict and suggestions on how to cope with massive conflict or even to resolve it. The paper is an endeavor to a more comprehensive methodology on how to cope with conflict on research and theory development.

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  • Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "On Massive Conflict: Macro-Micro Link," Departmental Working Papers wpd2004, Bandung Fe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfe:wpsbfi:wpd2004
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    massive conflict; social mobilization; agent-based model; macro-micro linkage;

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