Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
A Renormalization Group Like Model for a Democratic Dictatorship
Dans
Order, Disorder and Criticality, Advanced Problems of Phase Transition Theory
Auteur(s)
GALAM Serge - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
HOLOVATCH Yurij - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
World Scientific Publishing
Pages
193 - 213 p.
ISBN
9789814632676
Mots clés
Sociophysics, Renormalization group, Hierarchical voting
Résumé
EN
We review a model of sociophysics which deals with democratic voting in bottom up hierarchical systems. The connexion to the original physical model and technics are outlined underlining both the similarities and the differences. Emphasis is put on the numerous novel and counterintuitive results obtained with respect to the associated social and political frame- work. Using this model a real political event was successfully predicted with the victory of the French extreme right party in the 2000 first round of French presidential elections. The perspectives and the challenges to make sociophysics a predictive solid field of science are discussed.

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