The Strategy of Conflict: With a New Preface by the Author

By Thomas C Schelling
A series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactorythe 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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An important contribution to understanding the conduct of the ambiguous conflict between the communist bloc on the one hand and the United States and its Free World Allies on the other.



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Publisher Harvard University Press
Publish date 05/15/1981
Pages 328
ISBN-13 9780674840317
ISBN-10 0674840313
Language English

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