A Mathematical Model of the Persistence of Conflict

Philip A. Schrodt

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Abstract

A differential equation model is proposed to explain how a persistent level of conflict might be maintained by a nation. The basic driving force in the model is the assumption that there are two interacting forces within the nation. One group benefits from high levels of conflict and as the level of conflict drops attempts to drive it upwards again. The other group benefits from the absence of conflict and as the level of conflict becomes high attempts to drive it down. These assumptions lead to a model which has the following characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-348
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Interactions
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Political Science and International Relations

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