Accession Number:

AD0741640

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANELES CENTER FOR COMPUTER-BASED BEHAVIORAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE