I’m preparing for a talk on the dynamics of dictatorship or authoritarianism, which touches on many other topics, like polarization, conflict, terror and insurgency, and filter bubbles. I thought I’d share a few references, in the hope of attracting more. I’m primarily interested in mathematical models, or at least conceptual models that have clearly-articulated structure->behavior relationships.
From the SDR & SD Conference Proceedings
Rethinking the Conflict Trap (Columbia)
Other model-oriented literature
Several people have mentioned Peter Turchin’s Historical Dynamics
Stay tuned for more on this topic.