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Government Decentralization As A Disincentive For Transnational Terror? An Empirical Analysis

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  • Axel Dreher
  • Justina A. V. Fischer

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Using panel data for a maximum of 109 countries over the years 1976–2000, we empirically analyze the impact of decentralization on the occurrence of transnational terror. Our results show that expenditure decentralization reduces the number of transnational terror events in a country, while political decentralization has no impact. These results are robust to the choice of control variables and method of estimation.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 51 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 981-1002

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Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:51:y:2010:i:4:p:981-1002

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