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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
In the absence of pre-established coordination structures, what can a self-governed entity -i.e. an entity that chooses on its own between its possible actions and cannot be controlled externally -do to evoke another self-governed entity's cooperation? In this paper, the motivating conditional self-commitment is conceived to be the basic mechanism to solve coordination problems of this kind. It will be argued that such commitments have an inherent tendency to become more and more generalizeddoi:10.1007/11594116_12 fatcat:d2bqll5z4ffijcnnu6zpsvc6au