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Agent-Based Simulation of Vulnerability Dynamics: A Case by Cilli Sobiech

By Cilli Sobiech

This thesis constitutes a unprecedented leading edge examine method in shifting the strategies and techniques of complicated structures to threat examine. It ambitiously bridges the limitations among theoretical, empirical and methodical learn paintings and integrates those fields into one accomplished method of facing uncertainty in socio-ecological structures. The constructed agent-based simulation goals on the dynamics of social vulnerability within the thought of procedure of the German North coastline. hence, the social simulation presents an analytical strategy to discover the person, relational, and spatial features resulting in dynamics of vulnerability in society. Combining complexity technological know-how and hazard examine through the strategy of agent-based simulation hereby emphasizes the significance of knowing interrelations contained in the process for the system's improvement, i.e. for the evolving. in line with a vulnerability review relating to vulnerability features, current threat habit and self-protection personal tastes of personal families opposed to the affects of flooding and typhoon surges, attainable method trajectories might be explored via simulation experiments. The system-analytical method consequently contributes to an built-in attention of multi-dimensional and context-sensitv social phenomena akin to vulnerability. moreover it achieves conceptually and strategically appropriate implications for probability study and intricate platforms research.

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The micro-macro relationship. Concerning the consequences, ABMs in a way respect that different perceptions of reality can result in different behavioural patterns (Janssen 2002, p. 407). It is the individual agent perception that contributes to a subjective and contextual representation of the environment in a model. Thus, it enables to look at the human-environment relationship, not solely at the environment as a physical space per se. As mentioned before, the environment in ABMs can be a social network and/or a physical space.

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G. Ratter et al. 2009; Knieling et al. 2009; Terpstra 2009 or Kaiser et al. 3). The first part of the questionnaire/interview focused on vulnerability attributes. The following vulnerability attributes were included: evaluation of flooding risk, perception of personal exposure, experience with flooding/storm surges, assets and measures already taken, level of information, social network, attitude towards self-protection measures, expectations concerning future risks. The second part of the questionnaire/ interview further focused on self-protection measures.

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