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Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science: General Issues,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science / General,
  • General,
  • Coalition (Social sciences),
  • Game Theory,
  • Mathematical models,
  • Political science

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7639331M
ISBN 100486434974
ISBN 109780486434971

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