|Budget Amount *help
¥35,750,000 (Direct Cost: ¥27,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥8,250,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥7,540,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,740,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥11,050,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,550,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥8,970,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,070,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥8,190,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,890,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Beyond getting insight and analogy through the simplified and abstract models according to “KISS” principle, we built agent-based (multi-agent) models for empirical research that relate to the target phenomena in more straightforward way. The model shows the agents whose traits and properties are consistent with empirical evidence behave like the entities in the real world with simple rules. We replicated the pastoral people in African developing countries, insurgent groups in Afghanistan, and European great powers up to the time of the first world war, in order to reveal the micro-mechanism that exist behind the phenomena. Through the agent-based models, we could get non-trivial implications about the international relations at various levels. We suggest the multi-agent modeling as a useful methodology for international studies.