USING THE ANALYSIS OF OPTIONS TECHNIQUE TO ANALYZE A COMMUNITY CONFLICT

THE ANALYSIS OF OPTIONS IS A TECHNIQUE FOR INVESTIGATING THE STABILITY OF VARIOUS PROPOSED SOLUTIONS TO A CONFLICT BETWEEN SEVERAL PARTIES. ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED AND THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO EACH OF THEM ARE LISTED BY THE ASSIGNMENT OF 0 (IN FAVOR) OR 1 (OPPOSED) TO EACH OPTION. THE SET OF ASSIGNMENTS IS A POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF THE CONFLICT. SEVERAL TABLES ARE DEVELOPED FROM THE STAND POINT OF THE PREFERENCES OF EACH PARTY, OR COALITIONS OF THE PARTIES. ONE SUCH TABLE CONTAINS A LISTING OF A PROPOSED OUTCOME AS SOLUTION, OR STATUS QUO, AND ALL OTHER OUTCOMES ARE GIVEN IN EITHER A PREFERRED OR NOT PREFERRED (TO THE STATUS QUO) CATEGORY. ELEMENTARY GAME THEORETIC IDEAS OF STABILITY ARE USED TO STUDY WHETHER THE STATUS QUO OUTCOME IS STABLE UNDER SANCTIONS BY OPPOSING PARTIES. THE PROCEDURE IS APPLIED IN THIS PAPER TO THE SUBWAY- HIGHWAY DEBATE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. OTHER APPLICATIONS ARE MENTIONED. /AUTHOR/

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    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bain, H
    • Howard, N
    • Saaty, T L
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00241678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2003 12:00AM