The Strategy of Conflict
A series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactory--the situations where there is a common interest as well as conflict between adversaries: negotiations, war and threats of war, criminal deterrence, extortion, tacit bargaining. It proposes enlightening similarities between, for instance, maneuvering in limited war and in a traffic jam; deterring the Russians and one's own children; the modern strategy of terror and the ancient institution of hostages.
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The often expressed idea of a “rallying point” in social action seems to reflect the
same concept. In economics the phenomena of price leadership, various kinds of
nonprice competition, and perhaps even price stability itself appear amenable ...
Further, they showed that there are tacit bargaining situations in which the conflict
of interest in the choice of action may be overwhelmed by the sheer need for
concerting on some action; in those situations, the limiting case of pure ...
Here again is a threat that all-out war may occur, not that it Certainly will occur, if
the other party engages in certain actions. Again, whether it does or does not
occur is not a matter altogether controlled by the threatener. Just how all-out war
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
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