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A QUANTITATIVE MODEL OF THE AMPLIFICATION OF POWER THROUGH ORDER AND THE CONCEPT OF GROUP DEFENSE

Tarnow, Dr. Eugen (2000) A QUANTITATIVE MODEL OF THE AMPLIFICATION OF POWER THROUGH ORDER AND THE CONCEPT OF GROUP DEFENSE. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I propose a simple quantitative model of how the power of a leader over a group is amplified when he or she starts to order the group. This model implies that a small well-informed minority can easily govern a previously ordered majority such as hijacked passengers. The model leads to the concept, “group defense,” which stresses the importance of group members resisting enemy ordering and creating a counter-ordering. Group defense may be helpful in preventing fatal hijackings such as the ones that occurred on September 11 and other massacres on civilians.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Group defense, power, order
Subjects:Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:4275
Deposited By:Tarnow, Dr. Eugen
Deposited On:24 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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