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Political Games

Political Games Author Macartan Humphreys
ISBN-10 9780393263336
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 208
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Political Games uses bold visuals and cases from contemporary politics to present forty-nine of the most compelling insights from game theory, illuminating the common logics underlying political problems. Each game is depicted graphically and accompanied by a concise explanation and technical notes. Collectively, these games reveal profound connections between seemingly disparate social situations, from figuring out when to send troops to the battlefield to strategizing on how to protect the environment.

Political Game Theory

Political Game Theory Author Nolan McCarty
ISBN-10 9781139461818
Release 2007-01-08
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Political Game Theory is a self-contained introduction to game theory and its applications to political science. The book presents choice theory, social choice theory, static and dynamic games of complete information, static and dynamic games of incomplete information, repeated games, bargaining theory, mechanism design and a mathematical appendix covering, logic, real analysis, calculus and probability theory. The methods employed have many applications in various disciplines including comparative politics, international relations and American politics. Political Game Theory is tailored to students without extensive backgrounds in mathematics, and traditional economics, however there are also many special sections that present technical material that will appeal to more advanced students. A large number of exercises are also provided to practice the skills and techniques discussed.

The Political Agenda Of Organizations

The Political Agenda Of Organizations Author Yitzhak Samuel
ISBN-10 1412838274
Pages 237
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Samuel also outlines the variety of political games that are played in the realm of organizations, listing nine types of games in which individual level politics, group level politics, and organizational level politics take place. While scrutinizing the political layout of organizations, he also demonstrates how major issues dealt with through processes of decision-making turn into political agendas within organizations. And finally, he addresses the issue of managerial politics, drawing upon research that shows how managers influence their subordinates, and how executives conduct power struggles and political maneuvers to defend their lucrative positions. The Political Agenda of Organizations is an enlightening analysis of the power and influence in business organizations and will be of interest to sociologists and other social scientists as well as students of management and business administration.

Games At Work

Games At Work Author Mauricio Goldstein
ISBN-10 0470458836
Release 2009-03-30
Pages 224
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"A terrific read not only for senior leaders and executives but also for employees seeking growth in complex organizations. Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect a company's performance, provide a framework to understand the games that are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offer practical tools to correct these behaviors and improve the organization's effectiveness." —Jacopo Bracco, executive vice president, DIRECTV Latin America "Whether you are an employee, manager, or CEO, this book will help you uncover the games that are going on around you and in your organization and will arm you with strategies to combat the negative effects of these games." —Corey J. Seitz, vice president, global talent management, Johnson & Johnson "This book is a good warning sign for organizational life. A road map of potholes and wrong turns. Written in a clear and down-to-earth way, its strength is its concreteness." —Peter Block, author, Community: The Structure of Belonging "Play or don't play, your choice. But if you need to manage and aspire to lead, you must read Goldstein and Read's helpful treatment of the games going on all around you all the time. Prepare to be entertained and disconcerted in equal measure." —Seán Meehan, Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management, IMD "Goldstein and Read provide an accessible and penetrating discussion of the twenty-two most common games at work and their individual and organizational causes, business costs, and remedies. Every working person who has ever been a victim or perpetrator of political games will profit from reading Games at Work." —Harvey A. Hornstein, emeritus professor of psychology; former director of Columbia University Organizational Development Programs; and organizational consultant

The Assistant Principal

The Assistant Principal Author L. David Weller
ISBN-10 0761977945
Release 2002
Pages 221
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This first-of-its-kind work addresses the needs of students, instructors, and practitioners, helping new, experienced, and prospective assistant principals develop the skills they need most.

Coalition Formation in Political Games

Coalition Formation in Political Games Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:990479515
Release 2006
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Coalition Formation in Political Games has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Coalition Formation in Political Games also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Coalition Formation in Political Games book for free.

The Caspian Pipeline Dilemma

The Caspian Pipeline Dilemma Author Hooman Peimani
ISBN-10 0275970922
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 134
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The American policy towards the development of the Caspian oil and natural gas industry seeks the total exclusion of Iran and the promotion of Turkey as the provider of the main export route. This has proven to be incompatible with the Caspian region's political and economic realities. If continued, Peimani asserts, instead of isolating Iran, this policy will lead to the political isolation of the United States in the Caspian Sea region and the gradual exclusion of American oil companies.

The New World of Politics

The New World of Politics Author Neal Riemer
ISBN-10 0939693410
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 488
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In this fourth edition Neal Riemer and Douglas W. Simon again seek to introduce students to the challenging discipline of political science by highliting six cardinal features. The editors strongly believe that their unique and comprehensive approach, employing those six features, can best equip students of political science to stay abreast of the ever-changing, and ever-challenging, world of politics. First and most important Riemer and Simon affirm the importance of addressing the three main concerns of political science: political and philosophy and ethics, empirical/behavioral political science, and public policy. Second, the authors reaffirm their normative preference for politics as a civilizing enterprise, one that enables people in the political community live better, to grow robustly in mind and spirit, and to find creative fulfillment. The fourth cardinal feature requires to recognize realistically the ever-chaning nature of politics and the tasks of assessing and responding to changing values. The sixth cardinal feature of The New World of Politics is understanding the importance of keeping the future in mind not only the immediate future, but the long-range future. This book seeks to introduce students to political science as a discipline intimately involved with ethics, emprical social scientific inquiry, and public policy. Neal Riemer and Douglas W. Simon are endeavoring to help students respond to those future problems with understanding and wisdom. A Collegiate Press book"

Rethinking Internal Displacement Geo political Games Fragile States the Relief Industry

Rethinking Internal Displacement Geo political Games  Fragile States    the Relief Industry Author Frederick Laker
ISBN-10 OCLC:879387015
Release 2013
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Rethinking Internal Displacement Geo political Games Fragile States the Relief Industry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rethinking Internal Displacement Geo political Games Fragile States the Relief Industry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rethinking Internal Displacement Geo political Games Fragile States the Relief Industry book for free.

Games and Politics

Games and Politics Author Emerson Niou
ISBN-10 9781136637018
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 324
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A Positive Political Theory Primer is designed to introduce students to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible text covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the reader constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this method. Examining the very phenomena that power political machineries—elections, legislative and committee processes, and international conflict, the book attempts to answer fundamental questions about their nature and function in a clear, accessible manner. Included at the end of each chapter is a set of exercises designed to allow students to practice the construction and analysis of political models. Although the text assumes only an elementary-level training in algebra, students who complete a course around this text will be equipped to read nearly all of the professional literature that makes use of game theoretic analysis. Each chapter also contains suggestions for further reading for those students who wish to broaden their learning and expertise.

Power Games

Power Games Author Jules Boykoff
ISBN-10 9781784780739
Release 2016-05-17
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A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Political Parties Games and Redistribution

Political Parties  Games and Redistribution Author Rosa Mulé
ISBN-10 0521793580
Release 2001-01-08
Pages 255
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Analysis of the impact of party politics on income redistribution policy in liberal democracies.

Constitutions and Political Theory

Constitutions and Political Theory Author Jan-Erik Lane
ISBN-10 0719046483
Release 1996
Pages 294
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Jan-Erik Lane begins by examining the origins and history of constitutionalism, the doctrine that the state must be regulated by means of a set of institutions that guarantee citizen rights and procedural accountability. He then examines the structure of the state in order to identify the essential elements that constitutional institutions regulate. Lane asks why constitutions exist, and how they matter for society. Finally he seeks out the requirements for a fair and democratic constitution by referring to three key concepts in political theory: justice, equality and the rule of law. The book also offers a comparative survey of formal constitutional arrangements in different countries, and an analysis of how constitutions develop in practice, through the implementation of constitutional and administrative law in a country's courts.

Playing politics

Playing politics Author Michael Laver
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019377568
Release 1997
Pages 174
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Presents games based on real-life politics that involve strategy and bargaining

Political Game Theory

Political Game Theory Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:44315612
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Provides access to online games that abstract the essence of various forms of political interaction. Offers access to games concerning internal party politics, bargaining over multiple issues, and cooperation among large groups.

Games Information and Politics

Games  Information  and Politics Author Scott Gates
ISBN-10 9780472027538
Release 2010-08-27
Pages 192
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To study the strategic interaction of individuals, we can use game theory. Despite the long history shared by game theory and political science, many political scientists remain unaware of the exciting game theoretic techniques that have been developed over the years. As a result they use overly simple games to illustrate complex processes. Games, Information, and Politics is written for political scientists who have an interest in game theory but really do not understand how it can be used to improve our understanding of politics. To address this problem, Gates and Humes write for scholars who have little or no training in formal theory and demonstrate how game theoretic analysis can be applied to politics. They apply game theoretic models to three subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. They demonstrate how game theory can be applied to each of these subfields by drawing from three distinct pieces of research. By drawing on examples from current research projects the authors use real research problems--not hypothetical questions--to develop their discussion of various techniques and to demonstrate how to apply game theoretic models to help answer important political questions. Emphasizing the process of applying game theory, Gates and Humes clear up some common misperceptions about game theory and show how it can be used to improve our understanding of politics. Games, Information, and Politics is written for scholars interested in understanding how game theory is used to model strategic interactions. It will appeal to sociologists and economists as well as political scientists. Scott Gates is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University. Brian D. Humes is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Understanding Video Games

Understanding Video Games Author Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen
ISBN-10 9781135868789
Release 2009-03-23
Pages 304
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From Pong to PlayStation 3 and beyond, Understanding Video Games is the first general introduction to the exciting new field of video game studies. This textbook traces the history of video games, introduces the major theories used to analyze games such as ludology and narratology, reviews the economics of the game industry, examines the aesthetics of game design, surveys the broad range of game genres, explores player culture, and addresses the major debates surrounding the medium, from educational benefits to the effects of violence. Throughout the book, the authors ask readers to consider larger questions about the medium: what defines a video game? who plays games? why do we play games? how do games affect the player? Extensively illustrated, Understanding Video Games is an indispensable and comprehensive resource for those interested in the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society. A Companion Website ( features student resources including discussion questions for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, a video game timeline, and links to other video game studies resources for further study.