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Does torture work?

Author: John W Schiemann
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats

Is interrogational torture effective? What do we mean by "effective"? How brutal can torture get and be considered justifiable? In this book, John W. Schiemann adopts game theory in an attempt to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Schiemann
ISBN: 9780190872816 0190872810 9780190262365 0190262362
OCLC Number: 1024107457
Description: xiv, 315 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: List of FiguresList of TablesPreface Acknowledgments1. Interrogating Torture 2. Dangerous Torment 3. Benchmarking Interrogational Torture 4. A Quixotic Model of Interrogational Torture 5. A Realistic Model of Interrogational Torture 6. A Brutal Logic 7. A Matter of Calculation8. Surprise Torture 9. Ambiguous Information and False Confirmation10. Valuable Information, Selective Torture 11. Torturing Innocents, Resisting Torture 12. Torture's Garden 13. Torture's Confession Postscript Appendices Appendix A: The RIT Model Appendix B: Comparative Statics Analysis Appendix C: Observations and Propositions Notes ReferencesIndex
Responsibility: John W. Schiemann.


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