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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One is trapped in a particular role, or by another's role, because it is the only role
that in the circumstances can be identified by a process of tacit COnSent. A good
example might be the esprit de corps (or lack of it) of an army unit or naval ...
Diplomatic recognition of the Communist regime in China, loyalty oaths at
universities, a strike settlement in a key industry, surrender of the floor to an
interrupter at a cocktail party, or the vote on some particular motion at a political
It should also be interesting to see whether each player can really discern when
the other is “testing” his determination, “daring” him, and so forth; and it might be
possible to study the process by which particular encounters become invested ...
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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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