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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Game theory in the social sciences.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||The origins : a bit of history --
What is a game? --
Solving a game --
Understanding economics --
Repeated games and collusive behaviour --
Understanding politics --
Trade, security and hegemony --
The role of information --
Cooperation and bargaining.
"Individuals, firms, governments and nations behave strategically, for good and bad. Over the last few decades, game theory has been constructed and progressively refined to become the major tool used by social scientists to understand, predict and regulate strategic interaction among agents who often have conflicting interests. In the surprisingly anodyne jargon of the theory, they 'play games'. This book offers an introduction to the basic tools of game theory and an overview of a number of applications to real-world cases, covering the areas of economics, politics and international relations. Each chapter is accompanied by some suggestions about further reading"--Provided by publisher.
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