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Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age : Strategy as Social Science - Robert Ayson

Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Strategy as Social Science

Paperback Published: 6th April 2006
ISBN: 9780714685441
Number Of Pages: 248

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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 social-scientific reasoning, from economics to social theory and psychology. As such, this volume offers a rare glimpse into the intellectual history which underpins classical thinking on nuclear strategy and arms control - thinking which still has an enormous influence in the early twenty-first century.

From Economist to Strategist
Strategy in the Nuclear Age
Schelling's General Concept
Bargains and Games
Prisoner's Dilemmas
Strategy as Social Science
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ISBN: 9780714685441
ISBN-10: 0714685445
Series: Strategy and History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 6th April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1