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The Economics of Terrorism

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The Economics of Terrorism

9781784711863 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Walter Enders, Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance, University of Alabama, US
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78471 186 3 Extent: 832 pp
The evolving field of the economics of terrorism has been, and continues to be, the subject of much research. Professor Enders, in this authoritative collection, provides the reader with a selection of seminal articles and excerpts that chart the development of this topic over the past four decades. Along with an original introduction by the editor, the areas covered include terrorist motives, types and organizations, education and poverty, the costs of terrorism, and counter-terrorism and substitution effects. This indispensable research collection will be of immense value to both students and practitioners with an interest in this topical subject.

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The evolving field of the economics of terrorism has been, and continues to be, the subject of much research. Professor Enders, in this authoritative collection, provides the reader with a selection of seminal articles and excerpts that chart the development of this topic over the past four decades. Along with an original introduction by the editor, the areas covered include terrorist motives, types and organizations, education and poverty, the costs of terrorism, and counter-terrorism and substitution effects. This indispensable research collection will be of immense value to both students and practitioners with an interest in this topical subject.
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35 articles, dating from 1978 to 2014
Contributors include: A. Abadie, Z. Eckstein, B. Frey, A. Krueger, H. Kunreuther, A. Kurth Cronin, W. Landes, J. Piazza, D. Rapoport, T. Sandler
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Contents:

Introduction Walter Enders

PART I TERRORIST MOTIVES, TYPES AND ORGANIZATIONS
1. David C. Rapoport (2004), ‘The Four Waves of Modern Terrorism’, in Audrey Kurth Cronin and James M. Ludes (eds), Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy, Chapter 2, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 46-72

2. Martha Crenshaw (1981), ‘The Causes of Terrorism’, Comparative Politics, 13 (4), July, 379–99

3. Max Abrahms (2008), ‘What Terrorists Really Want: Terrorist Motives and Counterterrorism Strategy’, International Security, 32 (4), Spring, 78–105
4. Robert A. Pape (2003), ‘The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism’, American Political Science Review, 97 (3), August, 343–61

5. Walter Enders and Xuejuan Su (2007), ‘Rational Terrorists and Optimal Network Structure’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51 (1), February, 33–57

6. Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (2005), ‘The Quality of Terror’, American Journal of Political Science, 49 (3), July, 515–30

PART II DEMOCRACY, THE MEDIA AND TERRORISM
7. Burcu Savun and Brian J. Phillips (2009), ‘Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 53 (6), December, 878–904

8. W. Kip Viscusi and Richard J. Zeckhauser (2003) ‘Sacrificing Civil Liberties to Reduce Terrorism Risks’, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 26 (2–3), March, 99–120

9. James A. Piazza (2008), ‘Incubators of Terror: Do Failed and Failing States Promote Transnational Terrorism?’, International Studies Quarterly, 52 (3), September, 469–88

10. William Eubank and Leonard Weinberg (2001), ‘Terrorism and Democracy: Perpetrators and Victims’, Terrorism and Political Violence, 13 (1), Spring, 155–64

11. Quan Li (2005), ‘Does Democracy Promote or Reduce Transnational Terrorist Incidents?’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 49 (2), April, 278–97

12. Paul S. Nelson and John L. Scott (1992), ‘Terrorism and the Media: An Empirical Analysis’, Defence Economics, 3 (4), 329–39

13. Darren W. Davis and Brian D. Silver (2004), ‘Civil Liberties vs. Security: Public Opinion in the Context of the Terrorist Attacks on America’, American Journal of Political Science, 48 (1), January, 28–46

PART III EDUCATION AND POVERTY
14. Alan B. Krueger and Jitka Malečková (2003), ‘Education, Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?’, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 17 (4), Fall, 119–44

15. Alberto Abadie (2006), ‘Poverty, Political Freedom, and the Roots of Terrorism’, American Economic Review, 96 (2), May, 50–56

16. Walter Enders, Gary A. Hoover and Todd Sandler (2012), ‘The Changing Nonlinear Relationship between Income and Terrorism’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, online first, 1–31

17. James A. Piazza (2011), ‘Poverty, Minority Economic Discrimination, and Domestic Terrorism’, Journal of Peace Research, 48 (3), May, 339–53

18. Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor (2012), ‘Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism’, Journal of Politics, 74 (1), January, 113–28

19. Claude Berrebi (2007), ‘Evidence about the Link Between Education, Poverty and Terrorism Among Palestinians’, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 13 (1), i, 1–38

PART IV COSTS OF TERRORISM
20. S. Brock Blomberg, Gregory D. Hess and Athanasios Orphanides (2004), ‘The Macroeconomic Consequences of Terrorism’, Journal of Monetary Economics, 51 (5), July, 1007–32

21. Todd Sandler and Walter Enders (2008), ‘Economic Consequences of Terrorism in Developed and Developing Countries: An Overview’, in Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza (eds), Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness, Chapter 1, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 17–47

22. Zvi Eckstein and Daniel Tsiddon (2004), ‘Macroeconomic Consequences of Terror: Theory and the Case of Israel’, Journal of Monetary Economics, 51 (5), July, 971–1002

23. Alberto Abadie and Javier Gardeazabal (2003), ‘The Economic Cost of Conflict: A Case Study of the Basque Country’, American Economic Review, 93 (1), March, 113–32

24. Bruno S. Frey, Simon Luechinger and Alois Stutzer (2009), ‘The Life Satisfaction Approach to Valuing Public Goods: The Case of Terrorism’, Public Choice, 138 (3–4), March, 317–45

PART V COUNTER-TERRORISM AND SUBSTITUTION EFFECTS
25. William M. Landes (1978), ‘An Economic Study of U.S. Aircraft Hijacking, 1961-1976’, Journal of Law and Economics, 21 (1), April, 1–31, errata

26. Walter Enders and Todd Sandler (1993), ‘The Effectiveness of Antiterrorism Policies: A Vector-Autoregression-Intervention Analysis’, American Political Science Review, 87 (4), December, 829–44

27. Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer (2008), ‘The Nature of the Beast: Organizational Structures and the Lethality of Terrorist Attacks’, Journal of Politics, 70 (2), April, 437–49

28. Howard Kunreuther and Geoffrey Heal (2003), ‘Interdependent Security’, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 26 (2–3), March, 231–49 [19]

PART VI ASSISTANCE
29. Bruno S. Frey and Simon Luechinger (2003), ‘How to Fight Terrorism: Alternatives to Deterrence’, Defence and Peace Economics, 14 (4), August, 237–49

30. Jean-Paul Azam and Véronique Thelen (2010), ‘Foreign Aid Versus Military Intervention in the War on Terror’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 54 (2), April, 237–61

31. Navin A. Bapat (2011), ‘Transnational Terrorism, US Military Aid, and the Incentive to Misrepresent’, Journal of Peace Research, 48 (3), May, 303–18

32. Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Todd Sandler and Javed Younas (2014), ‘Foreign Direct Investment, Aid, and Terrorism’, Oxford Economic Papers, 66 (1), January, 25–50

PART VII ENDING TERRORISM
33. Audrey Kurth Cronin (2006), ‘How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups’, International Security, 31 (1), Summer, 7–48

34. Audrey Kurth Cronin (2014), ‘The “War on Terrorism”: What Does it Mean to Win?’, Journal of Strategic Studies, 37 (2), 174–97

35. Khusrav Gaibulloev and Todd Sandler (2014), ‘An Empirical Analysis of Alternative Ways that Terrorist Groups End’, Public Choice, 160 (1–2), July, 25–44

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