Nested Games

Author by : George Tsebelis
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Description : Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions.


Nested Games

Author by : Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science George Tsebelis
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Description : Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions.


Rational Choice Game Theory And Institutional Design An Analysis Of The Nested Game Model

Author by : Svetlana Inkina
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - Basics and General, grade: A-, University of Toronto, language: English, abstract: This paper will argue that Tsebelis’ nested games framework has extended the boundaries of traditional rational choice analysis by bringing together assumptions of rational choice and institutionalism. It would be reasonable to state that Tsebelis is a rational choice institutionalist who builds his theory on two propositions: that the behaviour of individuals is statistically rational, and that it is also rule-governed. This approach makes the ‘Nested Games’ volume particularly valuable for the body of literature attempting to depart from the pattern of simplistic explanations of human behaviour. The paper proceeds as follows. In the next section, I briefly outline the nested games framework developed by Tsebelis, including principles upon which it is built. I proceed with the discussion of the complexity of the rational choice theory and the logic of institutional design. Finally, the paper concludes with the assessment of universality, scientific value and empirical content of Tsebelis’s model in comparative perspective.


Nested Games

Author by : George Tsebelis
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A Fair Go

Author by : Michelle A. Lee
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Publisher by : VDM Publishing
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Description : There is a critical intersection between political rhetoric, public policy, and nationalism. Using two case studies in Australian public policy - policies in the 1970s and 1980s that focused on post - war immigrants and the development of land rights policies for Indigenous Australians in the 1990s - this work explores how political Elites strategically employed the language of "multiculturalism" and "reconciliation" in policy debates to sustain the power status quo. Of particular concern is how certain groups of people are defined in terms of an Anglo-Australian version of national identity, and how these policy areas are grounded in a contentious history of race politics. Through closer analysis of prime ministerial rhetoric and by examining the 'nested games' of rational political choices, this work analyses how and why political Elites from both ends of the political spectrum in Australia used the same discourses to advance very different policy agendas during these time periods. This book will particularly interest those researching Indigenous and immigration issues in Australia, but is also applicable to wider-reaching studies on the subjects of nationalism, public policy, and political rhetoric."


Simulation Games

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Interfaces In Economic And Social Analysis

Author by : Ulf Himmelstrand
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Description : Recent attempts at exploring the interface between economics and the other social sciences have often ended in little more than attempts to incorporate the other disciplines under an economistic regime. This book brings them into a dialogue.


Veto Players

Author by : George Tsebelis
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty, and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime with many strong parties? Veto Players advances an important, new understanding of how governments are structured. The real distinctions between political systems, contends George Tsebelis, are to be found in the extent to which they afford political actors veto power over policy choices. Drawing richly on game theory, he develops a scheme by which governments can thus be classified. He shows why an increase in the number of "veto players," or an increase in their ideological distance from each other, increases policy stability, impeding significant departures from the status quo. Policy stability affects a series of other key characteristics of polities, argues the author. For example, it leads to high judicial and bureaucratic independence, as well as high government instability (in parliamentary systems). The propositions derived from the theoretical framework Tsebelis develops in the first part of the book are tested in the second part with various data sets from advanced industrialized countries, as well as analysis of legislation in the European Union. Representing the first consistent and consequential theory of comparative politics, Veto Players will be welcomed by students and scholars as a defining text of the discipline. From the preface to the Italian edition: ? "Tsebelis has produced what is today the most original theory for the understanding of the dynamics of contemporary regimes. . . . This book promises to remain a lasting contribution to political analysis."--Gianfranco Pasquino, Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna


Flash 5 Games

Author by : RHODES
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Description : These days people are looking to the Internet for its gaming possibilities. Whether it's real-time role-playing you're after with 30,000 of your closest friends, or just a solitary round of crazy golf, the most versatile piece of web animation software just made itself more approachable for designing games! This book takes us deep, deep down into the realms of game design, and hunts out the features that are really going to evolve your Flash skills into full-on game wizardry. We are going to discuss what makes a good game, and what makes a great game. We grapple with the concepts of 3D and how to get Flash to produce cutting-edge game environments, while keeping our sensible shoes on by reducing those file sizes and download times. We conduct a battle of wits with artificial intelligence, and have a good crash around with some collision detection in platform games. All in all, we are pushing Flash to its breaking point to see what lies beyond. The Studio series assumes you already know your way around Flash's basics, and it aims to boost your knowledge and help you master some advanced techniques. Flash 5 Games Studio draws its inspiration from the full spectrum of Flash's capabilities. Amongst other things, it explores: Refining methods of graphic creation to speed up game performance Using ActionScript techniques for player control and environmental reactions Mastering the sound capabilities with interactive soundtracks Using data packets and sockets to develop multiplayer games What you’ll learnWho this book is for If you want to turn your open-ended Flash animations into challenging, high-quality games, then this is the book for you. You will benefit from it if you are: A Flash user who wants to get comfortable with the most important and useful ActionScript commands A Flash user who wants to push the software to the edge of its capabilities, and stretch your knowledge base to its limit A Flash-savvy game designer who wants to venture into the realms of web-based gaming


Game Theory And The Law

Author by : Douglas G. Baird
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Description : Applies the tools of game theory and information economics to advance the understanding of how laws work. The organization of the text serves to highlight the basic mechanisms at work and to lay out a natural progression in the sophistication of the game concepts and legal problems considered.


Analyzing Taiwan Strait Relationships 2002 2007

Author by : Chunjuan Wei
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Description : Taiwan's relationship with China is arguably one of the most emotional, complex and dangerous flashpoints in the world. Due to their exclusion of domestic dimensions, prominent international relation theories have difficulty explaining current cross-strait paradoxes including economic interdependence and political hostility. This dissertation is an effort to integrate domestic and international politics into a four-level nested games model to facilitate analysis of cross-strait disputes regarding Taiwan's international status and national identities. Instead of using traditional triangular analysis that assumes all three actors as unitary, this study focuses on unveiling recent domestic politics and battlefields in Taipei and Beijing only, relegating U.S. domestic concerns to a secondary position. Expanding on concepts pioneered by Putnam, Tsebelis and Bueno de Mesquita, this model shows how four major levels of analysis---International, Cross-Strait, Individual and Groups---interact horizontally and vertically. Taiwan's presidential election of 2004 and China's Anti-Secession Law of 2005 are two perfect examples of how apparently "suboptimal" decisions in the eyes of observers are proven to be optimal when nested games involving decision makers are considered. Using a loophole in the new Referendum Law, Taiwan's incumbent candidate engineered two controversial anti-China referenda to be nested in the 2004 presidential election game, and won the election. Alarmed by a mounting separatist movement, China's top legislature unanimously enacted the Anti-Secession Law modeled on the U.S. civil war experience. The two institutions---Taiwan's Referendum Law and China's anti-secession legislation---have highlighted Taiwan's dilemma under the DPP government. Facing two clear choices between the independence dead-end and China's market, two antagonistic political camps emerge in Taiwan, fighting for state identities and national policy orientation, plunging the island into a "democratic civil war" and leaving it more distant from democratic consolidation. Using insights from nested games theory, this model suggests how 20 percent of the Taiwanese population could initiate a devastating war despite internal division, by nesting an independence referendum in a general election. This study demonstrates the supremacy of domestic concerns over the international game, concluding that current cross-strait conflict is rooted less in the autocracy-democracy dichotomy than in the China-Taiwan identity clash.


Capitalist Discipline

Author by : Arthur Wassenberg
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book is not just about corporate strategies and stratagems: it is about the 'Faustian' pact between real and financial powers, governed by the rules of 'minimizing the costs to oneself of imposing losses upon others'. It is more than about limited rationality and irrationality: it is about unlimited rationalisations and limited accountability.


Decisions On Democracy

Author by : Per Strand
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Taiwan Journal Of Democracy

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Fun And Games With The Computer

Author by : Edwin R. Sage
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Publisher by : Entelek
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Games And Economic Behavior

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Transnational Party Alliances

Author by : Karl Magnus Johansson
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Description : Examing the processes of transnational alliance-building among political parties in the European Union, this study aims to contribute to the understanding and growth of knowledge of transnational party alliances and therby expanding the field of party research. The author selects the case of the hard-won alliance between the Conservatives and Christian democrats in the European Parliament entered into by the British and Danish Conservatives in May 1992 and renewed after the 1994 elections.


German Politics And Society

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Polish Sociological Review

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Flash 5 Studio

Author by : Sham Bhangal
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Publisher by : Apress
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Description : Flash 5 is rapidly maturing into a professional animation, web site front-end and web application construction tool. Flash 5 builds on the strengths of Flash 4 by expanding ActionScript into an exponentially more powerful and flexible language, adding bezier tools, including XML support, and providing tools to smooth group workflow on larger-scale projects. Flash 5 is a professional tool with the power to change the way the web looks. This book shares the skills and knowledge of working Flash professionals with their peers. It assumes you already know the basics of Flash, and offers up a smorgasbord of techniques, processes and advice for moving your Flash movies up through the gears. Whether it's storyboarding, sophisticated animation techniques, ActionScript programming structures or XML, you'll find it all here. What you’ll learnWho this book is for Flash 5 Studio recognizes that the reader is intelligent, web savvy and able to put things together for him or herself. The book offers a wide-ranging set of professional tools and techniques that designers can apply to their own work and adopt to achieve professional results. The book assumes that you already know your way around Flash and that you want to develop the skills and practices to take you to the next level.