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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I shall make the same suggestion to him.” Without waiting for any response, he
approaches the finder, makes the same suggestion, and says that he made the
same suggestion to the original owner. Again without waiting for any response, ...
“Fact-finding” reports may also tend to draw expectations to a focus, by providing
a suggestion to fill the vacuum of indeterminacy that otherwise exists: it is not the
facts themselves, but the creation of a specific suggestion, that seems to ...
But a mediator can do more than simply constrain communications—putting limits
on the order of offers, counter-offers, and so forth—since he can invent contextual
material of his own and make potent suggestions. That is, he can influence the ...
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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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