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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1311; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111311

An Improved Graph Model for Conflict Resolution Based on Option Prioritization and Its Application

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School of Economics, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
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Ocean Development Research Institute, Major Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
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Received: 7 September 2017 / Revised: 18 October 2017 / Accepted: 18 October 2017 / Published: 27 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decision Models in Green Growth and Sustainable Development)
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In order to quantitatively depict differences regarding the preferences of decision makers for different states, a score function is proposed. As a foundation, coalition motivation and real-coalition analysis are discussed when external circumstance or opportunity costs are considering. On the basis of a confidence-level function, we establish the score function using a “preference tree”. We not only measure the preference for each state, but we also build a collation improvement function to measure coalition motivation and to construct a coordinate system in which to analyze real-coalition stability. All of these developments enhance the applicability of the graph model for conflict resolution (GMCR). Finally, an improved GMCR is applied in the “Changzhou Conflict” to demonstrate how it can be conveniently utilized in practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: graph model for conflict resolution; sustainable development on conflict analysis; option prioritization; real-coalition stability analysis graph model for conflict resolution; sustainable development on conflict analysis; option prioritization; real-coalition stability analysis
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Yin, K.; Yu, L.; Li, X. An Improved Graph Model for Conflict Resolution Based on Option Prioritization and Its Application. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1311.

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