The SIG on Social Conflict and Social Simulation aims to explore the use of social simulation to understand social conflict mechanisms. It has a theoretical, methodological and applied focus. It operates through personal collaborations and joint publications and organises thematic and panel sessions at SSC conferences.
The notion of social conflict entails a broad range of phenomena, such as latent confrontation as well as manifest war. Its scope ranges from inter-individual to international relations. Viewed in this broad sense, conflicts are an essential and inevitable component of social relationships. A scientific comprehension of these various dimensions of social conflicts includes disciplinary accounts ranging from social psychology to the theory of international relations
The SIG leader is Armando Geller (Scensei)
SIG-SCSS members include: Frederic Amblard (University of Toulouse), Stefania Bandini (University of Milan Bicocca), Rosaria Conte (CNR Rome), Guillaume Deffuant (Cemagref Clermont-Ferrand), Charlotte Hemelrijk (University of Groningen), Sylvie Huet (Cemagref Clermont-Ferrand), Wander Jager (University of Groningen), Shah Jamal Alam (Habib University), Georg Mueller (University of Fribourg), Martin Neumann (University of Koblenz-Landau), Armano Srbljinovic (University of Groningen), Michael Stanger and Narine Udumyan (Université Pierre Mendès).