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Ravi
Last
Bhavnani
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ravi.bhavnani
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monkeydifficult00
Area of expertise

Bhavnani’s research explores the micro-foundations of violence by means of agent-based computational modeling and disaggregated empirical analysis. His work more specifically focuses on:

Spatio-temporal Variation in Violence

  • Scale, intensity and duration
  • Individual and collective participation
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Endogeneity

Intergroup Dynamics

  • Spatial segregation
  • Social distance
  • Learning and mimicry
  • Rumors and other forms of (dis)information

Intragroup Dynamics

  • Individual beliefs, preferences and behavior
  • Social identity complexity
  • Group formation, cohesion and fragmentation

Urban Questions

  • Cities as sites for ethnic, nationalist, religious, class, caste or racial conflict
  • Fractured spaces and crime
  • Insurgency and militarized disputes 
  • Cities as conflict zones
  • Cities in conflict zones

Complex Adaptive Systems

  • Agent-based models
  • Self-organization
  • Emergence
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Empirical calibration
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Recent Publications

 

Bhavnani, R., K. Donnay, D. Miodownik, M. Mor and D. Helbing . 2014/ “Group Segregation & Urban Violence.” American Journal of Political Science  58:1 (January): 226–245.

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