Contagion of Norm Breaking vs the Number of Righteous People

author: Krzysztof Kulakowski, Department of Applied Informatics and Computational Physics, AGH University of Science and Technology
published: July 10, 2009,   recorded: June 2009,   views: 2633

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The Norm Game introduced by Axelrod is investigated by computer simulations carried out for agents distributed in a random network. The agents are labeled as sinners or punishers after their first decision. The stationary state shows a bistable behaviour: all become sinners or all become punishers [1,2]. Here we show how this bistability changes when some amount of agents always break the norm or always punish.

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