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The Political Economy of Terrorism presents a widely accessible political economy approach to the study of terrorism. It applies economic methodology theoretical and empirical combined with political analysis and realities to the study of domestic and transnational terrorism. In so doing, the book provides both a qualitative and quantitative investigation of terrorism in a balanced up-to-date presentation that informs students, policy makers, researchers and the general reader of the current state of knowledge. Included are historical aspects, a discussion of watershed events, the rise of modern-day terrorism, examination of current trends, the dilemma of liberal democracies, evaluation of counterterrorism, analysis of hostage incidents and much more. The new edition expands coverage of every chapter, adds a new chapter on terrorist network structures and organization, accounts for changes in the Department of Homeland Security and the USA Patriot Act and insurance against terrorism. Rational-actor models of terrorist and government behavior and game-theoretic analysis are presented for readers with no prior theoretical training. Where relevant, the authors display graphs using data from International Terrorism: Attributes of Terrorist Events (ITERATE), the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), and other public-access data sets.
Walter Enders holds the Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance at the University of Alabama. Todd Sandler is the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Table of Contents
|List of Tables and Figures||p. viii|
|Terrorism: An Introduction||p. 1|
|The Dilemma of Liberal Democracies||p. 28|
|Statistical Studies and the Dynamics of Terrorist Behavior||p. 61|
|International Cooperation: Dilemma and Inhibitors||p. 170|
|Hostage Taking||p. 201|
|Terrorist Groups and Their Organization||p. 238|
|Before and After 9/11||p. 269|
|The Economic Impact of Terrorism||p. 288|
|Homeland Security||p. 317|
|The Future of Terrorism||p. 345|
|Author Index||p. 379|
|Subject Index||p. 383|
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