Games, Strategy and Politics
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
19 May 2022
Requisites for this module
This module is an introduction to game theory and its applications in political
science. You will learn the necessary modeling tools that allow you to look at political phenomena from a theoretical perspective. No prior knowledge of these techniques is required or expected.
By the end of the semester, the students are expected to understand various types of games and solution concepts, as well as to be able to apply them to a wide variety of political phenomena, e.g., campaigns and elections, ethnic conflicts, wars and deterrence, etc.
The module aims to:
1. Introduce students to game theory and its applications in political science.
2. Provide necessary modelling tools.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
1. To understand types of games and solution concepts
2. To apply solution concepts, and to model political phenomena
No additional information available.
The module is organized along weekly two-hour seminars.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Brenda Van Coppenolle, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Brenda Van Coppenolle
Module Supervisor: Dr Brenda Van Coppenolle - email@example.com / Module Administrator: Jasini Hobbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Max Gallop
University of Strathclyde
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Of 16 hours, 16 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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