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Experimental Games and Bargaining Theory

  • T. C. Schelling (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2011

Games have been used in the study of international politics; if they were not so demanding of time and energy, they would probably be used more. A Berlin crisis, or a busy day in the life of the United Nations, lends itself to this procedure. Participants usually represent “countries” and they may be encouraged to play the “role” of the country, acting as they believe the country would act, or they may be encouraged to behave in the game as they believe the country ought to behave in its own interest. The game may be organized for research, the participants being scholars and policy analysts; or it may be organized as training, to give students vicarious experience in the complexities of international politics.

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T. C. Schelling , “Bargaining, Communication, and Limited War,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1 (March 1957), pp. 1936

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