Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma

@inproceedings{Jervis1978CooperationUT,
  title={Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma},
  author={Robert E. Jervis},
  year={1978}
}
International anarchy and the resulting security dilemma (i.e., policies which increase one state's security tend to decrease that of others) make it difficult for states to realize their common interests. Two approaches are used to show when and why this dilemma operates less strongly and cooperation is more likely. First, the model of the Prisoner's Dilemma is used to demonstrate that cooperation is more likely when the costs of being exploited and the gains of exploiting others are low, when… 
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