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The Strategy of Conflict

With a New Preface by the Author

Thomas C. Schelling


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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.

Harvard University Press, 9780674840317, 328pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1981

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