I have just updated my agent-based model on political participation to NetLogo 6.1.1 over at CoMSES. The model has not changed since 2005, but this way the model remains immediately accessible to anyone interested in an ABM implementation of Milbrath’s model of political participation.
Apart from my MSc thesis, I have used the model in two papers:
- Ruedin, D. 2007. “Testing Milbrath’s 1965 Framework of Political Participation: Institutions and Social Capital.” Contemporary Issues and Ideas in Social Sciences 3(3).
- Ruedin, D. 2011. “The role of social capital in the political participation of immigrants: Evidence from agent-based modelling.” SFM Discussion Paper 27.
More recently, I have applied some of these insights in a survey — for which I got support by Rosita Fibbi — and a quantitative regression analysis:
- Ruedin, Didier. 2018. ‘Participation in Local Elections: ‘Why Don’t Immigrants Vote More?’’ Parliamentary Affairs. 71(2):243–262. doi:10.1093/pa/gsx024