Use of Weibull Distribution as a Means of Assessing Political Conflicts
84 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2010 Last revised: 21 Jun 2010
Date Written: May 30, 2010
The use of the Weibull distributions showed some success over a decade ago in stochastically explaining processes of political conflict, but there seems to be so little work in this field that its utility is in danger of becoming forgotten. This paper is historical in that it presents two papers by Petersen originally published in 1977 and 1981 that provide an overview of his approach with extended illustration of its use. The overall technique is also explained. The main illustration provided is that of the Sino-Indian boarder dispute of the 1960s, a development of Smoker's original time series study.
Keywords: Politics, Conflict, Weibull Distribution, Stochastic Processes, Sino-Indian Boarder Dispute., Time Series
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