Poslední úprava: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (01.02.2019)
This course is designed to introduce students to game theory as an approach to studying political phenomena. Specifically, we will explore two strands of models: 1) the so called spatial models of politics, and 2) game theory. Studying politics using such spatial models and game theory will offer explanations into the behavior of actors (states, international organizations, political leaders) and alternative ways of interpreting political outcomes. This course sets out two important goals. The first is to familiarize students with strategic thinking in political science. To this end, students will be asked to complete some basic game theory exercises. The second goal is to apply this approach to the study of a range of topics relevant for the students of international relations and politics more broadly, including international conflict, legislative bargaining, the international political economy, arms control and deterrence, the provision of public goods, or international cooperation. The course is run in Moodle, the Charles University e-learning system. To enrol and to get access to the course material, go to http://dl1.cuni.cz/enrol/index.php?id=3183.
Please see the attached syllabus for detailed information.