This book describes a physicist's approach to modelling social systems, namely by focussing on how to use analytic mathematics for this purpose. The central premise of the book is that there are now mathematical techniques that are adequate to the modelling of social phenomena - the book presents these with a few examples.
Quantitative Sociodynamics: Stochastic Methods and Models of Social Interaction Processes
Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2010
ISBN 9783642115455 (pb)
Reviewed by Bruce Edmonds and Mario Paolucci