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Title

Models of social contagion

Abstract

This paper presents a general mathematical framework for social processes characterized by contagion or learning, and examines several models, including two not previously seen in this literature, as special cases. We further outline a series of new statistical procedures for fitting and evaluating the appropriateness of alternative models of contagion. These procedures are illustrated using data on civil strife events in 16 countries during the decade 1961–1970.

Publication Date

1-1-1981

Journal Title

Journal of Mathematical Sociology

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0022250X.1981.9989919

Document Type

Article

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