Readings in Game Theory and Political Behavior

Martin Shubik
Doubleday & Company | 1954

(Editor)  This book is a brief collection of an introduction and ten readings designed to present individuals in administration and the social sciences, who do not necessarily have a formal training in mathematics, with the basic ideas of game theory. The introduction and most of the articles are entirely non-mathematical and use no symbols whatsoever. The article by Abraham Wald, which is a review of the book, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, and the article by Jacob Marschak, which deals with the problem of constructing a preference scale for decision-making, can be followed by the non-mathematician but need careful reading. Another article by John McDonald and John W. Tukey gives an example of a simple strategic situation in which the computations required for the “Colonel Blotto” tactical problem are carried out.