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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COMMUNICATION AND ITS DESTRUCTION Many interesting game tactics and
game situations depend on the structure of communication, particularly
asymmetries in communication and unilateral options to initiate communication
or to ...
An interesting case of tacit and asymmetrical communication is that of a motorist
in a busy intersection who knows that a policeman is directing traffic. If the
motorist sees, and evidently sees, the policeman's directions and ignores them,
he is ...
The suggestion of this appendix, then, is that an important property enjoyed by a “
solution in the strict sense” — a reason why rational players might select it—is a
signaling power, a means of tacit communication, that is available to the two ...
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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
A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY
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