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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3, will help to show that this is an important game in its own right and will identify
certain qualities of the mixed game that appear most clearly in the limiting case of
pure coordination. Recall the various pure coordination problems of Chapter 3.
find an outside collaborator and the bank robber who would like to rob the bank if
only he could find an inside accomplice may find it difficult to collaborate because
they are unable to identify each other, there being severe penalties in the ...
cards was to identify the motorist as a person who, if the bribe was received,
would keep quiet. It identified the motorist as a man whose promise was
enforcible. But the card identifies the motorist only after he has been arrested; if
the police ...
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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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