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Democracy: Order out of Chaos

Situngkir, Hokky and Surya, Yohanes (2004) Democracy: Order out of Chaos. [Departmental Technical Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We construct a majority cellular automata based model to explain the power-law signatures in Indonesian general election results. The understanding of second-order phase transitions between two different conditions inspires the model. The democracy is assumed as critical point between the two extreme socio-political situations of totalitarian and anarchistic social system - where democracy can fall into the twos. The model is in multi-party candidates system run for equilibrium or equilibria, and used to fit and analyze the three of democratic national elections in Indonesia, 1955, 1999, and 2004.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:majority cellular automata, phase transitions, power-law, elections.
Subjects:Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Electronic Publishing > Economics
Psychology > Social Psychology
Philosophy > Epistemology
ID Code:3696
Deposited By:Situngkir, Mr Hokky
Deposited On:28 Jun 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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