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Readings in game theory and political behavior

Author: Shubik, Martin Series: Short studies in political science Publisher: Doubleday, 1954.Language: EnglishDescription: 74 p. ; 24 cm.Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Readings in Game Theory and Political Behavior Contents Editor's Foreword By Richard C. Snyder v xi 1 12 Preface. Introduction to the Nature of Game Theory By Martin Shubik 1. Mathematics and Social Analysis By Abraham Kaplan From Commentary, September 1952 A discussion of the role of mathematics in the social sciences, with emphasis on the advances in game theory. 2. Military Operations and Games By John McDonald From Strategy in Poker, Business and War, 1950 This popularization provides light reading with a flavor of game analysis. As such it helps acclimatize the reader before he reads some of the more technical articles which follow. 17 3. Toward a Preference Scale for Decision-Making By Jacob Marschak The analysis demonstrates that it is in principle possible to develop a numerical scale for distinguishing differences in preferences under conditions of social choice. 22 4. The Theory of Games By Abraham Wald From The Review of Economic Statistics, February 1947 An examination of the basic technical ideas necessary to the understanding of game theory. 33 5. Does the Fittest Necessarily Survive? By Martin Shubik An application of the theory of noncooperative games illustrating some results which at first appear to be strange and yet are in keeping with individual maximization in situations without cooperation. 43 6. International Politics and Game Theory By Karl W. Deutsch From The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, February 1954 A general review of the problems which face the social scientist who wishes to fit gametheory models to actual political situations. 47 7. Colonel Blotto: A Problem of Military Strategy By John McDonald and John W. Tukey From Fortune, June 1949 An example of a simple strategic problem, complete with the computations necessary to solve it. 56 8. The Basis of Game Theory By John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern From Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944 This brief excerpt from the source work of game theory outlines in words the over-all approach of the authors to social theory. 59 9. The Unity of Political and Economic Science By Duncan Black From The Economic Journal, September 1950 62 Notes the existence of great areas of similarity in the methodology and materials of political science and economics. Emphasizes the role of decision-making. 10. Political and Economic Choice By Kenneth J. Arrow From Social Choice and Individual Values, 1951 69 Discusses the analogy between voting and the market mechanism in a capitalist democracy. From this point of view the consistency of some of the goals of social choice with the methods of social choice is examined. SelectedReadings 73

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