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A Note on the Effectiveness of National Anti-Terrorist Policies: Evidence from ETA

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  • Luís A. Gil-Alana

    (University of Navarra, Spain)

  • Carlos P. Barros

    (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

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This article analyses the effectiveness of anti-terrorism policies implemented by the Spanish government to counteract ETA terrorist attacks. The aim is to investigate what the best policy is for counteracting terrorist groups: proactive political/ retaliatory deterrence policies or reactive political/retaliatory deterrence policies. Counting models are used and the results show that proactive political policies are the most effective.

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Article provided by Peace Science Society (International) in its journal Conflict Management and Peace Science.

Volume (Year): 27 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 28-46

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Handle: RePEc:sae:compsc:v:27:y:2010:i:1:p:28-46

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Keywords: deterrence policies; effectiveness; ETA; national terrorism; Poisson model; Spain;

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  1. Joao Ricardo Faria & Daniel Arce, 2005. "Terror Support And Recruitment," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(4), pages 263-273.
  2. Drakos, Konstantinos & Kutan, Ali M., 2001. "Regional effects of terrorism on tourism: Evidence from three Mediterranean countries," ZEI Working Papers B 26-2001, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn.
  3. Carlos Pestana Barros & Luis Gil-Alana, 2006. "Eta: A Persistent Phenomenon," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 95-116.
  4. Carlos Pestana Barros, 2003. "An intervention analysis of terrorism: The spanish eta case," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(6), pages 401-412.
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