When Local Models Fail.

Epstein, Brian.


  • Models treating the simple properties of social groups have a common shortcoming. Typically, they focus on the local properties of group members and the features of the world with which group members interact. I consider economic models of bureaucratic corruption, to show that (a) simple properties of groups are often constituted by the properties of the wider population, and (b) even sophisticated ... read more
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  • Epstein, B. "When Local Models Fail." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38, no. 1 (March 1, 2008): 3-24. doi:10.1177/0048393107310873.
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