Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. J. Kevin Corder
Dr. Peter Wielhouwer
Dr. Mahendra Lawoti
game theory, terrorism, rationality, nash equilibrium, security
Masters Thesis-Open Access
My research demonstrates the applicability of game theory to analyzing terrorism through consideration of multiple examples. These examples provide a foundation upon which further research involving the application of game theory to terrorism can be explored.
My research contributes to a growing body of literature, especially since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, in which it has been argued that terrorists are rational agents and, because of that, game theory can be usefully applied to an analysis of terrorism. My research further supports this conclusion.
Love, Matthew A., "Developing a Game-Theoritic Analysis of Terrorism" (2013). Masters Theses. 128.