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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The well-known principle that one should pick good negotiators to represent him
and then give them complete flexibility and authority—a principle commonly
voiced by negotiators themselves—is by no means as self-evident as its
But a commitment to the principle of “profit sharing,” “cost-of-living increases,” or
any other basis for a numerical ... Furthermore, one may create something of a
commitment by putting the principles and precedents themselves in jeopardy.
But the particular shapes that they “completed” for themselves followed certain
principles of simplicity; and unfamiliar “simple” ... This conclusion is based on the
principle of isomorphism, according to which characteristics of the physiological ...
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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
A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY
Game Theory and Experimental Research
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