The Political Economy of Terrorism / Edition 2

The Political Economy of Terrorism / Edition 2

by Walter Enders, Todd Sandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521181003

ISBN-13: 9780521181006

Pub. Date: 11/30/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Political Economy of Terrorism: Second Edition 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

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The Political Economy of Terrorism: Second Edition 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521181006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
808,437
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Terrorism: an introduction; 2. The dilemma of liberal democracies; 3. Statistical studies and terrorist behavior; 4. Counterterrorism; 5. Transference; 6. International cooperation: dilemma and inhibitors; 7. Hostage taking; 8. Terrorist groups and their organization; 9. Before and after 9/11; 10. The economic impact of terrorism; 11. Homeland security; 12. The future of terrorism.

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