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Thomas Schelling and the nuclear age [electronic resource] : strategy as social science / Robert Ayson.

Author/Creator:
Ayson, Robert.
Publication:
London : Frank Cass, 2004.
Series:
Cass series--strategy and history.
Cass series--strategy and history
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Subjects:
Schelling, Thomas C., 1921-
Deterrence (Strategy) -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This book shows how Schelling's thinking is much more than a reaction to the tensions of the Cold War. In a demonstration that ideas can be just as significant as superpower politics, Robert Ayson traces the way this Harvard University professor built a unique intellectual framework using a mix of socia
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Economist to Strategist; Strategy in the Nuclear Age; Schelling's General Concept; Bargains and Games; Prisoner's Dilemmas; Strategy as a Social Science; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-135-77016-6
0-203-60820-8
1-280-04671-6
0-203-50213-2
OCLC:
437056375
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