## 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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TACIT coorDINATION (common INTERESTs) When a man loses his wife in a

department store without any prior understanding on where to

separated, the chances are good that they will find each other. It is likely that

each will ...

TACIT coorDINATION (common INTERESTs) When a man loses his wife in a

department store without any prior understanding on where to

**meet**if they getseparated, the chances are good that they will find each other. It is likely that

each will ...

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You are to

where to

will ...

You are to

**meet**somebody in New York City. You have not been instructedwhere to

**meet**; you have no prior understanding with the person on where to**meet**; and you cannot communicate with each other. You are simply told that youwill ...

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Ordinary folk lost on a plane circular area may naturally go to the center to

each other; but only one versed in mathematics would “naturally” expect to

his partner at the center of gravity of an irregularly shaped area. Equally essential

...

Ordinary folk lost on a plane circular area may naturally go to the center to

**meet**each other; but only one versed in mathematics would “naturally” expect to

**meet**his partner at the center of gravity of an irregularly shaped area. Equally essential

...

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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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