## The Strategy of ConflictA 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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Strictly speaking, the subject falls within the theory of games, but within the part of

situations in which there is common interest as well as conflict between

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Strictly speaking, the subject falls within the theory of games, but within the part of

**game theory**in which the least satisfactory progress has been made, thesituations in which there is common interest as well as conflict between

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Yet formal

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**game theory**has contributed little to the clarification of these ideas.The author suggests that nonzero-sum

**game theory**may have missed its mostpromising field by being pitched at too abstract a level of analysis. By abstracting

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But, if they can, they can do something that no purely formal

take into account; they can do better than a purely deductive

predict. And, if they can do better — if they can rise above the limitations of a

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But, if they can, they can do something that no purely formal

**game theory**cantake into account; they can do better than a purely deductive

**game theory**wouldpredict. And, if they can do better — if they can rise above the limitations of a

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User Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThingThis 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

### Contents

A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY | 81 |

Moves | 119 |

Game Theory and Experimental Research | 162 |

Copyright | |

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