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State, anarchy and collective decisions

Author: Alex Talbot Coram
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2000.
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"State, Anarchy and Collective Decisions provides an introduction to the application of game theory to a series of questions that are fundamental in political economy. These questions include: Why do we need states? What might happen without protection for life and property? How might tribes or criminal gangs behave in struggles over material possessions? Would people tell the truth if asked what they wanted? This  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coram, Alex Talbot, 1949-
State, anarchy and collective decisions.
New York : Palgrave, 2000
(OCoLC)872631051
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Talbot Coram
ISBN: 0333779320 9780333779323 0312237839 9780312237837
OCLC Number: 43992927
Description: xiii, 176 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements State, Anarchy and Game Theory Security in the Hobbesian State of Nature and Related Non-cooperative Games Security and Material Possessions in the Lockean State of Nature: Non-cooperative Games Material Production and Property Rules with Stealing Production and Guarding : Non-cooperative Games Problems of Reputation and Markets for Protection: Non-cooperative Game Theory Evolutionary Stable Strategies Collective Decisions and the Core: Cooperative Games Welfare and the Strategies of Preference Revelation Voting Rules and Strategic Manipulation Index
Responsibility: Alex Talbot Coram.

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