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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“Nonzero-sum” refers to the mixed game together with the pure common-interest
game. And, because it characterizes the problem and the activity involved,
coordination game seems a good name for the perfect sharing of interests.
GAMES OF ...
Third, that this measured phenomenon, which we liken to a bargaining process,
is part of, or is involved in, or is related to, the bargaining process as defined in
the ordinary way. (An experiment of the sort described might prove especially ...
We cannot build either a descriptive theory or a prescriptive theory on the
assumption that there are certain intellectual processes that rational players are
not capable of, of the kind involved in “taking a hint”; it is an empirical question
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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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