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Questions tagged [game-theory]

Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.

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Who coined the term “madman theory”?

Madman theory revolves around the idea of appearing more "crazy" than one actually is. It is actually a signaling game in its simplest form. At least nowadays such games are exemplified with a "...
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What are the alternatives of bluffing as a political tactic?

Let's have two powers in conflict - those could be two persons, two states, two armies, two gangs, whatever. Let's say they are about to meet in a "battle" - that could be a conflict on the workplace, ...
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Can we accurately model history and predict political outcomes in software?

We use computers (and AI) to engineer structures, to simulate car crashes and traffic patterns, and to do predictive meteorology. Is there a serious application of a Sims or a Civilization approach to ...
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Why don't China, Russia, USA and EU establish complete world dominance? [closed]

In theory, if China, Russia, USA and EU were to enter a military alliance, their combined strength would be sufficient to establish complete dominance over the rest of the world. But in practice, ...
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Why does the opposition party always push so hard for impeachment? [closed]

It's pretty common to hear the opposition party stating they are 110% sure the president will get impeached. Trump will get impeached. Obama should have gotten impeached. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, ...
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Game theory: ignorant voting, when to pass, when to guess?

Suppose one is voting to decide some political proposal or elect some office, and there's not enough information, (or the information is contrary), to make a confident decision. Perhaps the proposal ...
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How to apply game theory?

How can we apply the game theory to understand the dynamics of International Politics? Are there any crucial decisions taken at the international level that were the results of game theory's ...