Emerson Niou, Peter C. Ordeshook
Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory (PDF/ePub) is designed to introduce college students with no background in formal theory to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible textbook covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the students constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this amazing method. Examining the very phenomena that power political types of machinery — legislative and committee processes; elections; and international conflict; the ebook attempts to answer fundamental questions about their nature and function in an easy to understand; accessible and clear manner.
Included at the end of every chapter is a set of exercises designed to allow college students to practice the construction and analysis of political models. Although the textbook assumes only an elementary-level training in algebra; strategy students who complete a course around this textbook will be equipped to read nearly all of the professional literature that makes use of game-theoretic analysis.
“The strength of Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory is its amazing ability to cover the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the student constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this method.” ― Arthur Lupia; University of Michigan
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