InterJournal Complex Systems, 993
Status: Accepted
Manuscript Number: [993]
Submission Date: 2004
An application of percolation theory on political science
Author(s): Kazuyuki Ikko Takahashi

Subject(s): CX.4

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I have published an article which deals with the relation between activists with strong beliefs and their passive supporters. In this effort, I have made use of percolation theory. Supporters form groups. Activists persuade non supporters to become supporters, and also combine groups of supporters. When the probability of supporters exceeds a critical threshold, that is, the size of the cluster of supporters becomes practically infinite, activists are able to work efficiently and effectively. I have made some simulations on these models. This time, I will put some interpretations on these results from a political scientific point of view.

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