Simsoc: Simulated Society / Edition 5

Simsoc: Simulated Society / Edition 5

by William A. Gamson, Larry G. Peppers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0684871408

ISBN-13: 9780684871400

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Free Press

The official guide to SIMSOC, the dynamic group simulation game whose “potential for stimulating the learning process is staggering” (Teaching Sociology), in which players grapple with the challenge of governing society.

In SIMSOC, players confront issues like abuse of power, justice, diversity, trust, and leadership as they negotiate their way

Overview

The official guide to SIMSOC, the dynamic group simulation game whose “potential for stimulating the learning process is staggering” (Teaching Sociology), in which players grapple with the challenge of governing society.

In SIMSOC, players confront issues like abuse of power, justice, diversity, trust, and leadership as they negotiate their way through labor-management strife, political turmoil, and natural disasters. Success or failure is dependent upon decisions made by players and the creativity of the group—and every game is a teaching tool.

To be successful, players must utilize every basic social process from cooperation and reward to threat and punishment. SIMSOC will make participants ask questions about social control, and bring everyday experience and deeper understanding to even the most arcane social and organizational theory.

Included in this Fifth Edition of SIMSOC's Participant's Manual are instructions for playing, materials for play, study questions based on participation, and selected readings about simulation games, leadership, and social processes. New to the Fifth Edition are additional size levels to accommodate groups of up to ninety participants with simplified rules and readings by authors from Nicholas Lemann to Robert Putnam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684871400
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
480,554
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

IN ORDER TO PLAY SIMSOC

1 RULES

INTRODUCTION

Coordinator's Role

Nature of the Rules

Summary of the Rules

General Constraints

PERSONAL LIFE

Simbucks

Region

Travel

Subsistence

Munchies

Enterprises

BASIC GROUPS

BASIN

RETSIN

POP

SOP

EMPIN

HUMSERVE

MASMED

JUDCO

The Group Head

Mergers

COLLECTIVE LIFE

National Indicators

Public Programs

Changes in the National Indicators

Consequences of Changes in the National Indicators

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Absenteeism

Unemployment

Death

Minority Croup Members (Optional)

Individual Coals

Simforce

Simriot

Government

Special Events (Optional)

SUMMARY

Self-Test on SIMSOC Rules

Some Common Questions about Playing SIMSOC

STUDY QUESTIONS (Optional)

Assignment One

Assignment Two

Assignment Three

2 SELECTED READINGS

3 FORMS

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