POLI 12 Discussion 2 April 11

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POLI 12 Discussion 2 April 11 I. Quiz II. Game Theory and the three I’s III. Applications IV. Discussion Interests and Interaction -In international politics, the interest of actors and the structure of interaction combine to produce behavior (cooperation, arms races, war, peace-keeping missions, trade wars.etc) -Given the same structure of interaction, if interests change, behavior will often change. -Given the same interests, if the structure of interaction changes, behavior will often change. Game Theory Problem Romeo and Juliet Dilemma: Thai v Sushi Best Response: Suppose Romeo chooses Sushi. What is Juliet’s best response? 2 Best Response Equilibrium: Both at Sushi or Both at Thai Interests -An individual’s (actor’s) interest are how they value the choices available to them. -In the example above, I assumed that Romeo and Juliet have an interest in spending time together and eating their favorite food. -Usually both players interests combine to determine the outcome we expect
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