Aron Szekely (Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm)
"Cooperation and conflict in social systems"
Cooperation and conflict are classical topics in the social sciences. Key questions include how cooperation arises and how conflict is avoided. Drawing on theoretical and methodological developments, I will present research that explores three mechanisms underlying cooperation and conflict. Using experiments and agent-based simulations, I test the role of group reputation and credible signalling in shaping conflict and the emergence of social norms to support cooperation. Additionally, I will discuss my planned research on these lines.
Aron Szekely is applying for the Assistant Professorship in Sociology.