Accession Number : AD0741640

Title :   Alternative Regime Types: An Approach to Structuring the Background and Playing of Political Games,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANELES CENTER FOR COMPUTER-BASED BEHAVIORAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Thomas W.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : In the context of exploring the usefulness of various conceptual frameworks for structuring the background and play of international simulation exercises, an alternative regime-type approach was developed and applied with illustrations to 2, 3, and n-state games. The relationship between alternative future worlds and alternative regime-types is spelled out and assumptions grounding the alternative regime-type method are noted. The regime-type process model is then described, first in static and later in dynamic form. On this basis, two-by-two international relations worlds are constructed and illustrated by reference to Sino-Soviet relations. Three state worlds are described next, with the United States added as a third state, and suggestions are presented as to how n-state worlds can be built. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, *POLITICAL SCIENCE), FOREIGN POLICY, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), CHINA, USSR, UNITED STATES, INTERACTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), TOPOLOGY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE