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Strategies of commitment and other essays, Thomas C. Schelling

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Strategies of commitment and other essays
Title
Strategies of commitment and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Schelling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Schelling--a 2005 Nobel Prize winner-- has been one of the four or five most important social scientists of the past fifty years, and this collection shows why. These essays convey his unique perspective on individuals and society. This perspective has several characteristics: it is strategic in that it assumes that an important part of people's behavior is motivated by the thought of influencing other people's expectations; it views the mind as being separable into two or more parts (rational/irrational; present-minded/future-minded); it is motivated by policy concerns--smoking and other addictions, global warming, segregation, nuclear war; and while it accepts many of the basic assumptions of economics--that people are forward-looking, rational decision makers, that resources are scarce, and that incentives are important--it is open to modifying them when appropriate, and open to the findings and insights of other social science disciplines.--From publisher description
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IT-FiEUI
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1921-
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Schelling, Thomas C.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social choice
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Policy sciences
  • Social problems
Label
Strategies of commitment and other essays, Thomas C. Schelling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Strategies of commitment -- Climate and society. What makes greenhouse sense? ; The economic diplomacy of geoengineering ; Intergenerational and international discounting -- Commitment as self-command. Self-command in practice, in policy, and in a theory of rational choice ; Coping rationally with lapses from rationality ; Against backsliding -- Addictive drugs : the cigarette experience ; Life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness ; Should numbers determine whom to save? -- Economics and social policy. What do economists know? ; Why does economics only help with easy problems? ; Prices as regulatory instruments -- Weapons and warfare. Meteors, mischief, and war ; Research by accident ; Vietnam : reflections and lessons -- Social dynamics. Social mechanisms and social dynamics ; Dynamic models of segregation -- Decisions of the highest order. The legacy of Hiroshima
Control code
FIEb13338948
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780674019294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61513189
Label
Strategies of commitment and other essays, Thomas C. Schelling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Strategies of commitment -- Climate and society. What makes greenhouse sense? ; The economic diplomacy of geoengineering ; Intergenerational and international discounting -- Commitment as self-command. Self-command in practice, in policy, and in a theory of rational choice ; Coping rationally with lapses from rationality ; Against backsliding -- Addictive drugs : the cigarette experience ; Life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness ; Should numbers determine whom to save? -- Economics and social policy. What do economists know? ; Why does economics only help with easy problems? ; Prices as regulatory instruments -- Weapons and warfare. Meteors, mischief, and war ; Research by accident ; Vietnam : reflections and lessons -- Social dynamics. Social mechanisms and social dynamics ; Dynamic models of segregation -- Decisions of the highest order. The legacy of Hiroshima
Control code
FIEb13338948
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780674019294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61513189

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