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The Political Economy of Terrorismby Walter Enders
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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.
This book analyzes all aspects of terrorism from the viewpoint of the government, terrorists and other interested participants.
This book analyzes all aspects of terrorism - historical, economic, political, and strategic - from the viewpoint of the government, terrorists, and other interested participants, including the victims. There is no book that takes such a broad approach, while also analyzing the rational choice aspects. This book is rich in details about incidents and the practice of counterterrorism.
About the Author
Walter Enders holds the Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance at the University of Alabama. He has published numerous research articles in such journals as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Economics Literature, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the American Political Science Review. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Dr Enders' Applied Econometric Time-Series is a leading book in the field. In 2003, he was the co-recipient with Todd Sandler of the National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War.Todd Sandler is the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has written or edited twenty-one books, including Global Collective Action, Economic Concepts for the Social Sciences, The Political Economy of NATO (with Keith Hartley) and Global Challenges: An Approach to Economic, Political, and Environmental Problems, as well as more than two hundred journal articles in economics and political science. His work on terrorism dates back to 1983. Professors Enders and Sandler coauthored the first edition of this title.
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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