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Connectivity disruption sparks explosive epidemic spreading (2016)
Journal Article
Böttcher, L., Woolley-Meza, O., Goles, E., Helbing, D., & Herrmann, H. J. (2016). Connectivity disruption sparks explosive epidemic spreading. Physical Review E, 93(4), https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.93.042315

We investigate the spread of an infection or other malfunction of cascading nature when a system component can recover only if it remains reachable from a functioning central component. We consider the susceptible-infected-susceptible model, typical... Read More about Connectivity disruption sparks explosive epidemic spreading.

Crisis in complex social systems: A social theory view illustrated with the chilean case (2016)
Journal Article
Mascareño, A., Goles, E., & Ruz, G. A. (2016). Crisis in complex social systems: A social theory view illustrated with the chilean case. Complexity, 21(S2), 13-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplx.21778

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The article argues that crises are a distinctive feature of complex social systems. A quest for connectivity of communication leads to increase systems' own robustness by constantly producing further connections. When s... Read More about Crisis in complex social systems: A social theory view illustrated with the chilean case.