In today's confrontational and connected world, communication is the key strategic act. This book uses drama theory-a radical extension of game theory-to show how best to communicate so as to manage the emotionally charged confrontations occurring in any worthwhile relationship. Alongside a toolset that provides a systematic framework for analysing

Preface and Acknowledgements. Part I Motivation. Introduction. Strategic Interaction. Part II Confrontation Analysis. 'Soft' Games. Drama Theory. Beyond the Text. Part III Application. Political Management. Defence. Business & Organizational Relations. Social & Personal Relations. Part IV Practice. Strategic Action. Workbook: Step-by-Step with Drama Theory