Mutualdeterrence - The player to be deterred must prefer...

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1. Mutual deterrence an attempt by party A to prevent party B from undertaking a course of action which A regards as undesirable, by threatening to inflict unacceptable costs upon B in the event the action is taken Assumption: Status Quo It exists and a departure from this state of one player is undesirable to its opponent A: CC > CD B: CC > DC Both players could benefit by upsetting the status quo: A: DC > CC B: CD > CC Using transitivity: A: DC > CC > CD B: CD > CC > DC Assumption: Capable of Inflicting Harm A: DC > DD B: CD > DD D Victory for A Mutual Loss C D C Status Quo Victory for B
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Assumption: Stability It must prevent rather than encourage the undesirable behavior.
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Unformatted text preview: The player to be deterred must prefer the original status quo to the outcome associated with the threat For both: CC > DD Assumption: Credibility The player being deterred believes that the threat will be carried out if the prohibited action is taken B must perceive A: DD > CD A must perceive B: DD > DC Overall Choice Situation Assuming transitive preferences and combining the above four assumptions implies: A: DC > CC > DD > CD B: CD > CC > DD > DC D Victory for A (B,W) Mutual Loss (T,T) C D C Status Quo (S,S) Victory for B (W,B)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PLS 200 taught by Professor Idk during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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