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State, Anarchy, Collective Decisions

Some Applications of Game Theory to Political Economy

Authors: Coram, A.

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State, Anarchy and Collective Decisions provides an introduction to the applications of game theory to a series of questions that are fundamental in political economy. These questions include: Why do we need states? What might happen without protection for life and property? How might tribes or criminal gangs behave in struggles over material possessions? Would people tell the truth if asked what they wanted?

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ALEX CORAM is currently an associate professor at the University of Western Australia. Among the subjects on which he has published are international capital transfers, predictability in history, luck, and stability and voting. He has published in such journals as the British Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, Political Studies and Economic Letters.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • State, Anarchy and Game Theory

    Coram, Alex Talbot

    Pages 1-24

  • Security in the Hobbesian State of Nature and Related Non-Co-operative Games

    Coram, Alex Talbot

    Pages 25-44

  • Security and Material Possessions in a Lockean State of Nature - Non-Co-operative Games

    Coram, Alex Talbot

    Pages 45-64

  • Struggles over Property with Stealing, Production and Guarding - Non-Co-operative Games

    Coram, Alex Talbot

    Pages 65-85

  • Problems of Reputation and Markets for Protection - Non-Co-operative Games

    Coram, Alex Talbot

    Pages 86-99

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $120.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State, Anarchy, Collective Decisions
Book Subtitle
Some Applications of Game Theory to Political Economy
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0083-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403900838
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-77932-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41829-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 176
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