Political Economy of Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0521181003

ISBN-13: 9780521181006

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Terrorism: An Introduction
The Dilemma of Liberal Democracies
Statistical Studies and the Dynamics of Terrorist Behavior
Counterterrorism
Transference
International Cooperation: Dilemma and Inhibitors
Hostage Taking
Terrorist Groups and Their Organization
Before and After 9/11
The Economic Impact of Terrorism
Homeland Security
The Future of Terrorism
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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