Can topology reshape segregation patterns?

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We consider a metapopulation version of the Schelling model of segregation over several complex networks and lattices. We show that the segregation process is topology independent and hence it is intrinsic to the individual tolerance. The role of the topology is to fix the places where the segregation patterns emerge. In addition we address the question of the time evolution of the segregation clusters, resulting from different dynamical regimes of a coarsening process, as a function of the tolerance parameter. We show that the underlying topology may alter the early stage of the coarsening process, once large values of the tolerance are used, while for lower ones a different mechanism is at work and it results to be topology independent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-54
JournalChaos, Solitons & Fractals
Early online date12 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2016


  • social dynamics
  • agent based model
  • segregation
  • complex network


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  • CCS 2016

    Timoteo Carletti (Speaker)

    19 Sept 2016

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