Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory, 2nd Edition

Emerson M.S. Niou and Peter C. Ordeshook

Duke professor of political science Emerson Niou and his co-author designed this book to introduce students with no background in formal theory to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible text covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the reader constantly in touch with why political science as a whole would benefit from considering this method.

Examining the very phenomena that power political machineries―elections, legislative and committee processes, and international conflict, they attempt to answer fundamental questions about their nature and function in a clear, accessible manner.