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From “Military Worth” to Mathematical Programming

Paul Erickson

in The World the Game theorists Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226097039
eISBN:
9780226097206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226097206.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

It is well known that in the immediate postwar period game theory was closely associated with (and substantially dependent upon) military patronage from organizations like the RAND Corporation or the ... More


An Incubator of Change: The RAND Corporation

in The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776165
eISBN:
9780804778916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the role of the RAND Corporation in shaping the directions and leaders of the reform of business schools in North America in the 1950s. It discusses the creed of RAND and ... More


The Brain and the Bomb

Paul Erickson

in The World the Game theorists Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226097039
eISBN:
9780226097206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226097206.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Game theory’s creators had suggested that the theory might serve as a positive, predictive depiction of human behavior, to be corroborated by experiment and experience. This was certainly how the ... More


Thomas Schelling and His Signature Course on Strategic Thinking

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents a brief summary of Schelling's career with tributes, taking him from NATO, to Washington and then the beginning of his academic career at Yale. From Yale he headed to the RAND ... More


Punitive Preventive Justice: A Critique

Bernard E Harcourt

in Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656769
eISBN:
9780191748073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656769.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies the origins of contemporary preventive endeavour in the work of the RAND Corporation in America, which developed highly technical studies of crime prevention based upon ... More


Cybernetic Cities

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter Four interprets the second wave of new towns in the 1960s and 1970s as cybernetic cities. It examines how cybernetics and systems analysis were incorporated into new town planning on both ... More


World in a Matrix

Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Paul Rebecca, Thomas Sturm, and Michael D. Gordin

in How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226046631
eISBN:
9780226046778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226046778.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the postwar era, discussions of conflict and cooperation, altruism and self-interest, war and peace returned consistently to the mathematical idiom of game theory. The famed “prisoner's ... More


“The Situation” in the Cold War Behavioral Sciences

Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Paul Rebecca, Thomas Sturm, and Michael D. Gordin

in How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226046631
eISBN:
9780226046778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226046778.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Cold War social scientists frequently adopted special experimental situations where they could scientifically model and code many aspects of human behavior, aiming to unravel the mysteries and smooth ... More


The Politics of Peace

Petra Goedde

in The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780195370836
eISBN:
9780190936136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370836.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The last chapter examines the migration of a politics of peace from the margins to the centers of political power. As leading antinuclear and peace advocates became increasingly marginalized by the ... More


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