Unformatted text preview: probability of disaster, sharing it with an adversary, as a compellent or deterrent device, where one could not take, a deliberate last clear step into a certain disaster. 441 What makes minor threats significant and usable is that they create a genuine risk that the thing will blow for reasons not fully under control. 442 What is in dispute is usually not the issue of the moment, but everyone’s expectations about how a participant will behave in the future. 443 Another important characteristic is that, thought he two players are cast as adversaries, the game is somewhat collaborative in that both can shrug it off skillfully as long as neither comes off exclusively as being responsible for the action....
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- Spring '08
- Thomas C. Schelling, major adversaries issues, Deterrent threats