The Strategy of Conflict

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674840317

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.
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The Strategy Of Conflict

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786252163

Category: History

Page: 270

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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.-Print ed.
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The Strategy of Conflict

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games of strategy (Mathematics)

Page: 309

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No background in mathematics needed, but some knowledge of game theory useful.
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Arms and Influence

Author: Thomas C. Schelling,Harvard University. Center for International Affairs

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300002218

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

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The author concentrates in this book n the way in which military capabilities real or imagined are used, skillfully of clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to and enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications.
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Choice and Consequence

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674127715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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In Choice and Consequence, Thomas Schelling ventures where rationality is ambiguous, exploring topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, and discloses ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.
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The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense

A Gandhian Approach

Author: Robert J. Burrowes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791425879

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.
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The Strategy of Letters

Author: Mette Hjort

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674840522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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Although literary theories describe a world of strategies--textual, discursive, interpretive, and political--what is missing is the strategist. Poststructuralists try to explain agency as the effect of large-scale systems or formations; as a result, intuitions about individual action and responsibility are expressed in terms of impersonal strategies. Mette Hjort's book responds to this situation by proposing an alternative account of strategic action, one that brings the strategist back into the picture. Hjort analyzes influential statements made by Derrida, Foucault, and others to show how proposed conceptions of strategy are contradictory, underdeveloped, and at odds with the actual use of the term. Why, then, has the term acquired such rhetorical force? Since "strategy" evokes conflict, Hjort suggests, its very use calls into question various pieties of idealism and humanism, and emphasizes a desired break between modernism and postmodernism. It follows that a theory of strategy must explore some of the psychological implications of conflict, and Hjort pursues these implications through traditions as diverse as game theory, discourse ethics, and the philosophy of war. Unstable frames, self deception, promiscuous pragmatism, and social emotion are some of the phenomena she explores as she develops her account of strategic action in the highly competitive domain of letters. In her reflection on strategy, Hjort draws on such literary examples as Troilus and Cressida, Tartuffe, the autobiographical writings of Holberg, and early modern French and English treatises on theater. For its well-informed and incisive arguments and literary historical case studies, this book will be invaluable to literary theorists and will appeal to readers interested in drama, philosophy and literature, aesthetics, and theories of agency and rationality.
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Communist Strategy of Protracted Conflict

Consultation with Dr. Robert Strausz-Hupé, Mr. Alvin J. Cottrell [and] Mr. James E. Dougherty

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 19

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This country faces many years of tension and conflict with the Soviet Union, with the possibility of all-out war steadily increasing if the Kremlin continues to make territorial and power gains. -- Pg. 1.
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