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Game theory and power theory : a critical comparison

Spieltheorie und Machttheorie : ein kritischer Vergleich
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Balzer, Wolfgang

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Abstract Social actions can be formulated in the frame of game theory or in a frame using, and foccussing on, the notion of power. The two frames are described and clarified. The comparison of theories from these two branches are evaluated from the point of theory of science.
Keywords game theory; theory; power; group; social behavior; behavior
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Social Psychology
Method basic research; theory formation
Free Keywords social group; social action; game theory; power theory; comparison
Collection Title Rethinking power
Editor Wartenberg, Thomas E.
Document language English
Publication Year 1992
Publisher State Univ. of New York Press
City Albany
Page/Pages p. 56-78, 299-301
Series SUNY series in radical social and political theory
ISBN 0-7914-0882-5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works