Accession Number:

AD0783947

Title:

Cybernetic Analysis of a Simulated International Threat System: Principles and Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. May-Aug 1974

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE