Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness / Edition 1

Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness / Edition 1

by Philip Keefer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521887585

ISBN-13: 9780521887588

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

To what extent are terrorism and development related? What are the relative weights of the economic, political, and social aspects of development? What is the development impact of different responses to terrorism? This volume addresses these crucial questions, synthesizing what we know about the development links with terrorism and pointing out what we do not.

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Overview

To what extent are terrorism and development related? What are the relative weights of the economic, political, and social aspects of development? What is the development impact of different responses to terrorism? This volume addresses these crucial questions, synthesizing what we know about the development links with terrorism and pointing out what we do not. Contributors to this volume examine the economic and fiscal costs of terrorism and the response to terrorism. They conclude that the economic costs of terrorism in rich countries are low, relative to the economic costs of combating terrorism; both are likely high in poor countries. They also report evidence on how development affects terrorism. This work supports the hypothesis that political development – political openness and the quality of government – is inversely associated with the emergence of terrorist organizations, but not that poverty per se is directly responsible for terrorism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521887588
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables     vii
List of Figures     xi
Contributors     xiii
Overview: Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness   Philip Keefer   Norman Loayza     1
The Costs of Terrorism
Economic Consequences of Terrorism in Developed and Developing Countries: An Overview   Todd Sandler   Walter Enders     17
The Costs of Responding to the Terrorist Threats: The U.S. Case   Gregory F. Treverton   Justin L. Adams   James Dertouzos   Arindam Dutta   Susan S. Everingham   Eric V. Larson     48
Development, Democracy, and the Origins of Terrorism
From (No) Butter to Guns? Understanding the Economic Role in Transnational Terrorism   S. Brock Blomberg   Gregory D. Hess     83
The Lexus and the Olive Branch: Globalization, Democratization, and Terrorism   S. Brock Blomberg   Gregory D. Hess     116
Kto Kogo?: A Cross-Country Study of the Origins and Targets of Terrorism   Alan B. Krueger   David D. Laitin     148
Terrorism and Civil War   Nicholas Sambanis     174
The Origins of Terrorists
The Political, Economic, and Organizational Sources of Terrorism   David D. Laitin   Jacob N. Shapiro     209
Economics and Terrorism: What We Know, What We Should Know, and the Data We Need   Fernanda Llussa   Jose Tavares     233
Appendix     255
Index     297

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