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Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks , TED.com

About this talk: Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a
courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have
grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia,
to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law
enforcement officials but criminal insiders.

* [9] Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks, Misha Glenny,
2009/09, TED.com * VIDEO - [10] Watch this talk
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/misha_glenny_investigates_global_crime_networks.html

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 Emergence of heterogeneity and political organization in information
exchange networks , arXiv

Abstract: We present a simple model of the emergence of the division of
labor and the development of a system of resource subsidy from an agent-
based model of directed resource production with variable degrees of trust
between the agents. The model has three distinct phases, corresponding to
different forms of societal organization: disconnected (independent
agents), homogeneous cooperative (collective state), and inhomogeneous
cooperative (collective state with a leader). Our results indicate that
such levels of organization arise generically as a collective effect from
interacting agent dynamics, and may have applications in a variety of
systems including social insects and microbial communities.

* [31] Emergence of heterogeneity and political organization in
information exchange networks, Emergence of heterogeneity and political
organization in information exchange networks, 2009/11/24, arXiv:0911.4688
[31] http://arXiv.org/abs/0911.4688




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