Games, Information and Politics: Applying Game Theoretic Models to Political Science

Monograph

Gates, Scott; & Humes, Brian D. (1997) Games, Information and Politics: Applying Game Theoretic Models to Political Science. : .

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.

Explains how game theory can be used to explain political phenomena.

The University of Michigan Press

Authors

Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Research Professor. Editor, International Area Studies Review