## The Strategy of ConflictNo background in mathematics needed, but some knowledge of game theory useful. |

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It is concerned not just with the division of

claimants but with the possibility that particular ... They are situations in which the

ability of one participant to

the ...

It is concerned not just with the division of

**gains**and losses between twoclaimants but with the possibility that particular ... They are situations in which the

ability of one participant to

**gain**his ends is dependent to an important degree onthe ...

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North chooses either A or a ; East chooses either B or B . Each person ' s

depends on the choices of both . Each of the four possible combined choices , AB

, AB , aB , or aß , yields a particular

...

North chooses either A or a ; East chooses either B or B . Each person ' s

**gain**depends on the choices of both . Each of the four possible combined choices , AB

, AB , aB , or aß , yields a particular

**gain**or loss for North and a particular**gain**or...

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They both

abstained . Suppose , now , that the probability of achieving surprise , and

thereby winning , is only Q , so that the expected value to be achieved through

unilateral attack ...

They both

**gain**zero , when they might have had more if they could haveabstained . Suppose , now , that the probability of achieving surprise , and

thereby winning , is only Q , so that the expected value to be achieved through

unilateral attack ...

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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

Bargaining Communication and Limited | 3 |

Toward a Theory of Interdependent Decision | 83 |

Enforcement Communication and Strategic | 119 |

Copyright | |

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