This short monograph lays out the theory behind, and techniques for, using dynamic modelling, taking the reader through a series of increasingly complex models. At each step, examples are used to explain the process, and also to clarify specific applications of difference equation models in the social sciences

First-Order Linear Difference Equation Models: A Model of the Mobilization Process

This chapter examines some elementary ideas regarding political mobilization and develops a dynamic model of the mobilization process. We begin with a set of statements about mobilization mechanisms. These statements are then translated into a ...

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