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dc.contributor.advisorGiordano, Frank
dc.contributor.authorDeAngelis, Brett A.
dc.dateDec-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:13:29Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:13:29Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27818
dc.descriptionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractTerritorial disputes often fueled by ethnic animosity or competition for scarce resourcesare often catalysts for conflicts that can lead to war. To reduce the prospect of conflict, and larger-scale war, peaceful and enduring resolutions to territorial problems are desirable. The process of conflict resolution should provide parties with a lasting, mutually agreeable outcome. Prospect theory has the potential to determine the types of territorial disputes that may be candidates for an arbitrated resolution. Nash arbitration may provide an optimal solution to both parties, forestalling conflict escalation. This thesis examines how prospect theory and Nash arbitration are applicable, acceptable, and durable, by operationalizing a non-violent approach to territorial dispute resolution. Specifically, prospect theory is integrated into game theory, and Nash arbitration results are geographically implemented. The durability of arbitrated results are also tested.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/alineinsandprosp1094527818
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA line in the sand: prospect theory and Nash arbitration in resolving territorial disputesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLee, Doowan
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorTerritorial Disputeen_US
dc.subject.authorBorder Disputeen_US
dc.subject.authorProspect Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorNash Arbitrationen_US
dc.subject.authorGame Theory.en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US


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