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On the origin of domestic and international terrorism

Krisztina Kis-Katos, Helge Liebert & Günther G. Schulze

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abstract We analyze the determinants of the origin of domestic and international terrorism in a large panel data set of 159 countries spanning from 1970 to 2007. We show that terror increases with GDP per capita, a higher polity score measuring a more open and competitive political system and experiences of domestic conflict, anarchy and regime transitions. Our evidence thus contradicts the notion that terrorism is rooted in economic deprivation or that strongly autocratic regimes breed more terrorists. Rather we show that weak or failing states are an incubator for terrorism. We also show that the causes of domestic terror and international terror are similar.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords Terrorism; Origin of terrorism; Negative binomial panel
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 12-2011
journal European Journal of Political Economy
publisher Elsevier (Amsterdam)
ISSN 0176-2680
ISSN (online) 1873-5703
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2011.02.002
volume of journal 27
number of issue Supplement 1 (Special Issue on Terrorism)
page(s) 17-36
review not reviewed
   
citation Kis-Katos, K., Liebert, H., & Schulze, G. G. . (2011). On the origin of domestic and international terrorism. European Journal of Political Economy, 27(Supplement 1 (Special Issue on Terrorism)), 17-36, DOI:10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2011.02.002.