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Freedom, Rights and Social Software

Dowding, Keith; van Hees, Martin

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Rohit Parikh suggests that social procedures such as conventions, customs as well as more formalized institutions could be viewed as social software [24,25]. Verifying such procedures could be carried out in as systematic a manner as verifying computer software by computer scientists. The verification is both in terms of their internal workings - they should produce the outcomes desired in the most efficient manner; and comparatively across such procedures to ensure these 'programs' do not...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDowding, Keith
dc.contributor.authorvan Hees, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:18:56Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783642293276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/51629
dc.description.abstractRohit Parikh suggests that social procedures such as conventions, customs as well as more formalized institutions could be viewed as social software [24,25]. Verifying such procedures could be carried out in as systematic a manner as verifying computer software by computer scientists. The verification is both in terms of their internal workings - they should produce the outcomes desired in the most efficient manner; and comparatively across such procedures to ensure these 'programs' do not contradict or frustrate each other. In the verification of social processes, the social software theorist can make use of the numerous techniques used in the social sciences to analyze social processes mathematically. Indeed, the models of decision theory, social choice theory and game theory not only describe and explain social processes, but they can also be examined normatively to see if the processes are efficient or reach the desired outcomes.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofGames, Actions and Social Software
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.subjectKeywords: Computer scientists; Social choice theory; Social process; Social software; Techniques used; Game theory; Decision theory
dc.titleFreedom, Rights and Social Software
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160609 - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4756716xPUB228
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDowding, Keith, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationvan Hees, Martin, University of Groningen
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage14
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage28
local.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-29326-9_2
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:23:32Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationBerlin Heidelberg
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84861024841
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