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.

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