Cybernetic Analysis of a Simulated International Threat System: Principles and Procedures
Interim technical rept. May-Aug 1974
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INST
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The report states the principles and procedures governing the design, construction, execution and analysis of a simulated international threat system. These principles and procedures address themselves to 1 the application of cybernetics to threat research specifically, and international relations research generally 2 the research utility of an expanded notion of threat, namely situational threat and, 3 the use of event data in the simulation of synthetic international futures. The approach adopted to explore these issues is to ask experimental subjects in a simulated context to monitor, and where possible, control a synthetic international threat system. The argument is advanced that cybernetics and systems analysis techniques are particularly well suited to the analysis of complex systems which are constantly changing.
- Government and Political Science