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Schelling's Game TheoryHow to Make Decisions$
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Robert V. Dodge

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199857203

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.001.0001

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Introduction to Strategic Thought

Introduction to Strategic Thought

(p.9) Chapter 2 Introduction to Strategic Thought
Schelling's Game Theory


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This chapter offers a brief introduction to Schelling's concept of strategic thought, being influencing or adapting to the behavior that others have adopted or are expected to adopt. A strategic move usually must impact the expectations of another. Historical examples including Xenophon backing his men up to a gulley so they could not retreat are included as are examples from Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Batman The Dark Night. There is some discussion of strategies that will be introduced as the book progresses, including the prisoner's dilemma and models to simplify the understanding of interactive behavior.

Keywords:   strategic thought, rational choice, assumption of rationality, prisoner's dilemma, interactive behavior

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