Thanks - yes I've seen some stuff about Game Theory...must look into
it some more!
On 6 May 2009, at 07:21, Czeslaw Mesjasz wrote:
> Hello Steve, Hello All,
> Perhaps I would be seen as too "conservative" but I am afraid that
> considerations on conflicts (and on other social issues as well),
> may be
> of limited validity due to their epistemological limitations. I
> end up with reminding Wittgenstein.
> I am not a blind believer in applying mathematical modelling
> in social sciences but in the case of conflicts, it's always
> possible to
> find some slightly more advanced game models based either on
> sources and/or simulation models.
> Game models are applied in all the above cases - see, for example,
> numerous papers in "Journal of Conflict Resolution" or
> "Journal of Peace Research".
> Since one-shot games would not be too relevant, perhaps only for a
> preliminary metaphorical description, the student should know a little
> bit more about more advanced game models.
> Perhaps some non-intuitive results could be also obtained?
> Maybe she can find an additional heuristic inspiration in studying
> of some game models?
> It's just an ad hoc suggestion so it could be further refined.
> Best regards, Czeslaw Mesjasz
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