Aron Szekely (Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm)

"Cooperation and conflict in social systems"

Aula lignea

7 June 2018, 2:00 pm

Abstract

Cooperation and conflict are classical topics in the social sciences. Key questions include how cooperation arises and how conflict is avoided. Drawing on theoretical and methodological developments, I will present research that explores three mechanisms underlying cooperation and conflict. Using experiments and agent-based simulations, I test the role of group reputation and credible signalling in shaping conflict and the emergence of social norms to support cooperation. Additionally, I will discuss my planned research on these lines.

Aron Szekely is applying for the Assistant Professorship in Sociology.