Strategies for an Efficient Official Publicity Campaign

Abstract

We consider the process of opinion formation, in a society where there is a set of rules B that indicates whether a social instance is acceptable. Public opinion is formed by the integration of the voters’ attitudes which can be either conservative (mostly in agreement with B) or liberal (mostly in disagreement with B and in agreement with peer voters). These attitudes are represented by stable fixed points in the phase space of the system. In this article we study the properties of a perturbative term, mimicking the effects of a publicity campaign, that pushes the system from the basin of attraction of the liberal fixed point into the basin of the conservative point, when both fixed points are equally likely.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10955-021-02761-x
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Mathematics
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Disordered systems,Online learning,Sociophysics,Statistical and Nonlinear Physics,Mathematical Physics
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-05
Published Online Date: 2021-04-29
Accepted Date: 2021-04-23
Authors: Neirotti, Juan (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2409-8917)

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