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The Strategy of Conflict

The Strategy of Conflict

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674840317
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 309
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Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.

The Strategy Of Conflict

The Strategy Of Conflict

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786252163
  • Category: History
  • Page: 270
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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.-Print ed.

Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays

Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674025677
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 341
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All of the essays in this new collection by Thomas Schelling convey his unique perspective on individuals and society. Schelling, a 2005 Nobel Prize winner, has been one of the four or five most important social scientists of the past fifty years, and this collection shows why.

Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300186703
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
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Traditionally, Americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory. Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised as threatened. It is, Mr. Schelling says, bargaining power, and the exploitation of this power, for good or evil, to preserve peace or to threaten war, is diplomacy--the diplomacy of violence. The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities--real or imagined--are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to an enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications. Even the bombing of North Vietnam, Mr. Schelling points out, is as much coercive as tactical, aimed at decisions as much as bridges. He carries forward the analysis so brilliantly begun in his earlier "The Strategy of Conflict" (1960) and "Strategy and Arms Control" (with Morton Halperin, 1961), and makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on modern war and diplomacy. Stimson Lectures.Mr. Schelling is professor of economics at Harvard and acting director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs. "An exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force."--"Book Week." "A grim but carefully reasoned and coldly analytical book. . . . One of the most frightening previews which this reviewer has ever seen of the roads that lie just ahead in warfare."--"Los Angeles Times. ""A brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in the stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."--"New York Times Book Review."

Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling,Harvard University. Center for International Affairs
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300002218
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 293
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The author concentrates in this book n the way in which military capabilities real or imagined are used, skillfully of clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to and enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications.

The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense

The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense

A Gandhian Approach

  • Author: Robert J. Burrowes
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791425879
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 367
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Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.

Choice and Consequence

Choice and Consequence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674127715
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 363
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In "Choice and Consequence," Thomas Schelling ventures where rationality is ambiguous, exploring topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, and discloses ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.