Mobilia, M. and Petersen, Alexander M. and Redner, S. On the role of zealotry in the voter model. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2007 (08). P08029. ISSN 1742-5468 (2007)Full text not available from this repository.
We study the voter model with a finite density of zealots—voters that never change opinion. For equal numbers of zealots of each species, the distribution of magnetization (opinions) is Gaussian in the mean-field limit, as well as in one and two dimensions, with a width that is proportional to 1/√Z , where Z is the number of zealots, independent of the total number of voters. Thus just a few zealots can prevent consensus or even the formation of a robust majority.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||interacting agent models, probability theory, scaling in socio-economic systems,|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
|Research Area:||Economics and Institutional Change|
|Depositing User:||Alexander Petersen|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2011 09:21|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 13:26|
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