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Brams, Steven J.

Overview
Works: 188 works in 759 publications in 3 languages and 15,484 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM136, 303.69
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Most widely held works about Steven J Brams
 
Most widely held works by Steven J Brams
The Presidential election game by Steven J Brams( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superior beings : if they exist, how would we know?: game-theoretic implications of omniscience, omnipotence, immortality, and incomprehensibility by Steven J Brams( Book )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By endowing omniscience, omnipotence, immortality, and incomprehensibility with unambiguous meanings, the author shows how game theory can help breathe life into questions that have been dismissed too quickly simply because they are metaphysical- outside the world of experience. He clarifies the structure of our thought about an ultimate reality, whether or not it is viewed as religious.--[book cover]
Approval voting by Steven J Brams( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book proposes a way to elect some 500,000 officials in pulish elections. Under this system voters may vote for, or approve of, as many candidates as they like in multicandidate elections
Fair division : from cake-cutting to dispute resolution by Steven J Brams( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cutting a cake, dividing up the property in an estate, determining the borders in an international dispute - such problems of fair division are ubiquitous." "Fair division treats all these problems and many more through a rigorous analysis of a variety of procedures for allocating goods (or "bads" like chores), or deciding who wins on what issues, when there are disputes. Starting with an analysis of the well-known cake-cutting procedure, "I cut, you choose," the authors show how it has been adapted in a number of fields and then analyze fair-division procedures applicable to situations in which there are more than two parties, or there is more than one good to be divided. In particular, they focus on procedures which provide "envy-free" allocations, in which everybody thinks he or she has received the largest portion and hence does not envy anybody else. They also discuss the fairness of different auction and election procedures."--Jacket
Biblical games : a strategic analysis of stories in the Old Testament by Steven J Brams( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiation games : applying game theory to bargaining and arbitration by Steven J Brams( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of negotiation is critical to coping with all manner of strategic problems that arise in the everyday dealings that people have with each other and organizations. Game theory illustrates this to the full and shows how these problems can be solved. This revised edition uses adroit case studies to cover themes such as trade offs and the game of chicken, the effects of power in the cease-fire game, the use of threat power in sequential games, fallback bargaining and rational negotiation
Game theory and politics by Steven J Brams( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illuminating and instructive survey, author Steven J. Brams demonstrates both the insights and the pitfalls that can result from applying game theoretic models to the analysis of problems in political science. Using plenty of real-life examples, Brams shows how game theory can explain and elucidate complex political situations, from warfare to presidential vetoes. In these cases and others, game theory's mathematical structure provides a rigorous, consistent method for formulating, analyzing, and solving strategic problems. Minimal mathematical background is necessary, making the book accessible to a wide audience of students and teachers of politics and social science, as well as other readers with a serious interest in politics. New preface to the Dover edition
Rational politics : decisions, games, and strategy by Steven J Brams( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of moves by Steven J Brams( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superpower games : applying game theory to superpower conflict by Steven J Brams( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and democracy : designing better voting and fair-division procedures by Steven J Brams( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voters today often desert a preferred candidate for a more viable second choice to avoid wasting their vote. Likewise, parties to a dispute often find themselves unable to agree on a fair division of contested goods. In Mathematics and Democracy, Steven Brams, a leading authority in the use of mathematics to design decision-making processes, shows how social-choice and game theory could make political and social institutions more democratic. Using mathematical analysis, he develops rigorous new procedures that enable voters to better express themselves and that allow disputants to divide goods
Paradoxes in politics : an introduction to the nonobvious in political science by Steven J Brams( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The win--win solution : guaranteeing fair shares to everybody by Steven J Brams( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book takes the worry out of bargaining. Beginning with simple and familiar techniques it builds toward a pathbreaking procedure that gives equitable, envy-free, and efficient solutions to a wide range of disputes. A win-win solution - guaranteed."--BOOK JACKET. "This procedure, called "adjusted winner," applies broadly, from divorce to business to international disputes. Built on a simple point-allocation system, it is as easy to apply as it is to understand. Adjusted winner produces in minutes and hours resolutions that have taken expert negotiators weeks and months to work out."--BOOK JACKET. "This book is for anyone interested in securing satisfying, even gratifying settlements in complex and difficult negotiations."--Jacket
Game theory and the humanities : bridging two worlds by Steven J Brams( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology; in evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for competition in nature. But game theory has been only sporadically applied to the humanities; indeed, we almost never associate mathematical calculations of strategic choice with the worlds of literature, history, and philosophy. And yet, as Steven Brams shows, game theory can illuminate the rational choices made by characters in texts ranging from the Bible to Joseph Heller's Catch-22 and can explicate strategic questions in law, history, and philosophy. Much of Brams's analysis is based on the theory of moves (TOM), which is grounded in game theory, and which he develops gradually and applies systematically throughout. TOM illuminates the dynamics of player choices, including their misperceptions, deceptions, and uses of different kinds of power. Brams examines such topics as the outcome and payoff matrix of Pascal's wager on the existence of God; the strategic games played by presidents and Supreme Court justices; and how information was slowly uncovered in the game played by Hamlet and Claudius. The reader gains not just new insights into the actions of certain literary and historical characters but also a larger strategic perspective on the choices that make us human'--Provided by publisher
Game theory and national security by Steven J Brams( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and related models by Steven J Brams( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this four volume series is to make available for college teachers and students samples of important and realistic applications of mathematics which can be covered in undergraduate programs. The goal is to provide illustrations of how modern mathematics is actually employed to solve relevant contemporary problems. Although these independent chapters were prepared primarily for teachers in the general mathematical sciences, they should prove valuable to students, teachers, and research scientists in many of the fields of application as well. Prerequisites for each chapter and suggestions for the teacher are provided. Several of these chapters have been tested in a variety of classroom settings, and all have undergone extensive peer review and revision. Illustrations and exercises are included in most chapters. Some units can be covered in one class, whereas others provide sufficient material for a few weeks of class time. Volume 1 contains 23 chapters and deals with differential equations and, in the last four chapters, problems leading to partial differential equations. Applications are taken from medicine, biology, traffic systems and several other fields. The 14 chapters in Volume 2 are devoted mostly to problems arising in political science, but they also address questions appearing in sociology and ecology. Topics covered include voting systems, weighted voting, proportional representation, coalitional values, and committees. The 14 chapters in Volume 3 emphasize discrete mathematical methods such as those which arise in graph theory, combinatorics, and networks
Biblical games : game theory and the Hebrew Bible by Steven J Brams( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied game theory : proceedings of a conference at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, June 13-16, 1978 by Steven J Brams( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial models of election competition by Steven J Brams( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is addressed primarily to students in analytically oriented courses in political science and secondarily to students in mathematics courses in which applications and modeling are stressed. Except for one optional exercise and material in the appendix, only high school level mathematics is assumed. The emphasis is less on mathematical analysis and more on developing an appreciation for logical reasoning about elections and substantive problems encountered in their analysis. Some simple one-dimensional spatial models are developed with informal results derived and illustrated using rudimentary mathematics. A brief, more formal development of two theorems using elementary calculus is given in the appendix. (Mp)
The mathematics of preference, choice, and order : essays in honor of Peter C. Fishburn by Steven J Brams( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serves the multiple purposes of honoring Peter Fishburn's contributions, providing both expository and fresh papers from leading figures in each of the areas of Fishburn's research. This book intends to demonstrate linkages that exist among these areas of research
 
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Alternative Names
Brams, S.J.

Brams, S.J. 1940-

Brams, S.J. (Steven John), 1940-

Brams, Steven

Brams, Steven 1940-

Brams, Steven J.

Brams, Steven J. (Steven John)

Brams, Steven John

Brams, Steven John 1940-

Brams, Streven J. 1940-

Steven Brams American mathematician

Steven Brams Amerikaans wiskundige

Steven Brams matemático estadounidense

Steven Brams matematico statunitense

Steven Brams mathématicien américain

Steven Brams US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

スティーヴン・ブラムス

ブラムス, スティーブン・J

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English (389)

German (2)

Italian (1)

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Superior beings : if they exist, how would we know?: game-theoretic implications of omniscience, omnipotence, immortality, and incomprehensibilityApproval votingFair division : from cake-cutting to dispute resolutionNegotiation games : applying game theory to bargaining and arbitrationGame theory and politicsTheory of movesMathematics and democracy : designing better voting and fair-division proceduresParadoxes in politics : an introduction to the nonobvious in political science