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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Give the game enough “topical Content” to provide some room for argument,
casuistry, alternative rationales, and so forth; that is, provide more than a bare
mathematical range with a conspicuous mid-point. Now have the two players ...
... game for a gradually expanding War. The political boundary is therefore useful
as a stopping place, not legally mandatory; it is useful to both sides in default of
any plainly recognizable alternative, since both sides have an interest in finding ...
Thomas C. Schelling. lyze this game in more detail, considering such things as
alternative ways of terminating the game or of defining “agreement,” and so forth.
It seems more worthwhile, however, to raise at this point the question of whether
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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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