Who Is The Enemy?
AbstractWe examine who benefits when there is a strong leader in place, and who benefits when a situation lacks a proper leader. There are fractious terrorist groups who seek to serve the same people in common cause against a common enemy. The groups compete for rents obtained from the public by engaging in actions against the common enemy. We determine the leadership structure under which each group is better off, as well as the circumstance that the common enemy prefers. We are able to state simple and general conditions for each group and the common enemy to benefit.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2007)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
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- Ira N. Gang & Gil S. Epstein, 2004. "Who Is the Enemy?," Departmental Working Papers 200427, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
- Epstein, Gil S & Gang, Ira, 2004. "Who is the Enemy?," CEPR Discussion Papers 4524, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Epstein, Gil S. & Gang, Ira N., 2004. "Who Is the Enemy?," IZA Discussion Papers 1237, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
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