Landscape theory proposed a model of the alignment of actors (such as nations) based upon the importance of individual actors and their pairwise relationships. The model was implemented in simulation software and its predictions compared favourably with empirical reality given several input situations. The model successfully predicted the alignment of seventeen European nations in the Second World War alliance patterns since the Cold War. Robert Axelrod and D. Scott Bennett, ‘A Landscape Theory of Aggregation’, British Journal of Political Science, 23 (1993), 211–33.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science