The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration

Author(s): Robert Axelrod

The Complexity of Cooperation


The Complexity of Cooperation is a sequel to Axelrod's landmark book, The The Evolution of Cooperation. The book is a compilation of seven essays, originally published in a broad range of journals, and adds an extensive new introduction to the collection, along with new prefaces to each essay and a new appendix of additional resources.  Using the shared methodology of agent-based modeling, the essays move beyond the basic paradigm of the Prisoner's Dilemma to study a rich set of issues, including how to cope with errors in perception or implementation, how norms emerge, and how new political actors and regions of shared culture can develop (Princeton University Press).

Publication Information:

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Year of Publication: 1997