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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Having pledged it, he may persuade his adversary that he would accept
stalemate rather than capitulate and discredit the ... it may mark a prior
commitment as a fraud, and make the adversary skeptical of any new pretense at
commitment. One ...
The essence of randomization in a two-person zeroSum game is to preclude the
adversary's gaining intelligence about one's own mode of play — to prevent his
deductive anticipation of how one may make up one's own mind, and to protect ...
—o brinkmanship, frighten the adversary who is roped to him by getting so close
to the edge that if one decides to jump one can W do so before anyone can stop
him. Brinkmanship involves getting onto the slope where one may fall in spite of ...
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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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