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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.

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.

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"

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

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.

Mintzberg on Management

Mintzberg on Management Author Henry Mintzberg
ISBN-10 9780029213711
Release 1989
Pages 418
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Describes the qualities of a good manager, discusses the impact of stress, and explains how to formulate strategy

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.

Characteristics of Games

Characteristics of Games Author George Skaff Elias
ISBN-10 9780262017138
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 311
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Understanding games--whether computer games, card games, board games, or sports--by analyzing certain common traits.

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.

Handbook of Research on Serious Games as Educational Business and Research Tools

Handbook of Research on Serious Games as Educational  Business and Research Tools Author Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
ISBN-10 9781466601505
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 1630
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"This book presents research on the most recent technological developments in all fields of knowledge or disciplines of computer games development, including planning, design, development, marketing, business management, users and behavior"--Provided by publisher.

Game Theory and Political Theory

Game Theory and Political Theory Author Peter C. Ordeshook
ISBN-10 052131593X
Release 1986-09-26
Pages 511
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This book integrates political theory and mathematical models of political and economic processes.

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.

Managing and Organizations

Managing and Organizations Author Stewart R Clegg
ISBN-10 9781473943797
Release 2015-11-02
Pages 712
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback (Print paperback version only) 'Already a classic in its field, Managing and Organizations’ success among teachers and students reflects its comprehensiveness and accuracy. A great handbook from which to teach management’ - Dr Jose Bento da Silva, University of Warwick A realist's guide to management, the authors capture the complex life of organizations, providing not only an account of theories, but also an introduction to their practice with examples from everyday life and culture discussing the key themes and debates along the way. Intended as a 'travel guide' to the world of management, the content contains reliable maps of the terrain, critical viewpoints, with ways forward outlined, and an exploration of the nooks, crannies and byways whilst still observing the main thoroughfares. This is a resource that will help navigate this world, encouraging the reader to explore not only the new, exciting and brilliant aspects, but also some dark sides as well. The new edition includes: A new chapter on "Organizational Conflict" Revised case studies examining key organizational issues and exploring diverse scenarios. Even more examples and cases throughout covering the most current examples from the business world – e.g. Airbnb, Uber, Spotify. A free interactive eBook* featuring author videos, web-links to news articles and Ted Talks, multiple choice questions, flashcards, SAGE journal articles and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable for students studying Organisational Behaviour, Managing People in Organisations and Introductory Management courses taking an Oorganisational Behaviour slant. (*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook)

Understanding Video Games

Understanding Video Games Author Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen
ISBN-10 9781317533139
Release 2016
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Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry, advances in video game scholarship, and recent trends in game design and development--including mobile, casual, educational, and indie gaming. In the third edition of this textbook, students will: Learn the major theories and schools of thought used to study games, including ludology and narratology; Understand the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry; Trace the history of games, from the board games of ancient Egypt to the rise of mobile gaming; Explore the aesthetics of game design, including rules, graphics, audio, and time; Analyze the narrative strategies and genre approaches used in video games; Consider the debate surrounding the effects of violent video games and the impact of "serious games." Featuring discussion questions, recommended games, a glossary of key terms, and an interactive online video game history timeline, Understanding Video Games provides a valuable resource for anyone interested in examining the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society.