Self-organized societies: On the sakoda model of social interactions

Pablo Medina, Eric Goles, Roberto Zarama, Sergio Rica

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We characterize the behavior and the social structures appearing from a model of general social interaction proposed by Sakoda. The model consists of two interacting populations in a two-dimensional periodic lattice with empty sites. It contemplates a set of simple rules that combine attitudes, ranges of interactions, and movement decisions. We analyze the evolution of the 45 different interaction rules via a Potts-like energy function which drives the system irreversibly to an equilibriumor a steady state. We discuss the robustness of the social structures, dynamical behaviors, and the existence of spatial long range order in terms of the social interactions and the equilibrium energy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3548591
StatePublished - Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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