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I feel picked by the second to last sentence in this answer to a question about what would happen if EM and QCD were spontaneously broken, which says

"In fact, there is a sense in theoretical physics in which confinement is complementary to Higgsing – it's the same thing in different ("opposite", "S-dual") variables"

to explain further why a broken $SU(3)$ gauge group could not be confining.

I'd like to see a further explanation of this. For example which of the weak/strong regime would correspond to the higgsing/confinement regime? Is it as I naively expect from the cited comment, the strong coupling constant that is used to establish the S-duality, or does it work via a more unified higher energy scale coupling constant? Heck, I'd just like to know in some more detail than just this comment, how it works.

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3 – Craig Thone May 30 '13 at 2:46
In this paper, SW studied the strong coupling dynamics of N=2 gauge theory and realized the confinement as monopole condensation for the first time. That is, for strong coupling of N=2 gauge theory there is a dual description in dual variables (EM dual). In the dual description which is weekly coupled, the confinement is described by Higgs mechanism of dual variables. This is from absreact of Seiberg-Witten. – Craig Thone May 30 '13 at 2:53
Looks like a wasted bounty, no replies yet. any answers? – Prathyush Jun 18 '13 at 20:54
It will be nice if he does, Perhaps I should work towards the paper posted in the comments instead. – Prathyush Jun 18 '13 at 21:47

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