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Differing motivations for terrorism

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  • Dirk Rubbelke

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Analysis of terrorism often means an analysis of terror organizations. In contrast, this analysis investigates individual agents' motivations to support terrorism. These motivations do not only include the aim of terrorism, but also motivations which are exclusively inherent to the individual agent's sphere. The latter can, of course, not be identified in a framework focusing on the organizational sphere of terrorism. Therefore, our approach gives new hints for the combat of terrorism. We allow for different forms of terrorism.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 16 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 19-27

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Keywords: Conjectures; Joint production; Terrorism;

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Cited by:
  1. Peren Arin, K. & Lorz, Oliver & Reich, Otto F.M. & Spagnolo, Nicola, 2011. "Exploring the dynamics between terrorism and anti-terror spending: Theory and UK-evidence," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 77(2), pages 189-202, February.
  2. Elie Appelbaum, 2008. "Extremism: Root Causes and Strategic Use in Conflicts," Working Papers 2008_02, York University, Department of Economics.
  3. Dirk T.G. Rübbelke & Andreas Löschel, 2005. "Impure Public Goods and Technological Interdependencies," Working Papers 2005.60, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  4. Elie Appelbaum & Eliakim Katz, 2007. "Political extremism in the presence of a free rider problem," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 133(1), pages 31-40, October.
  5. Omay, Tolga & Takay Araz, Bahar & Ilalan, Deniz, 2011. "The effects of terrorist activities on foreign direct investment: nonlinear Evidence," MPRA Paper 31015, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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