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Government decentralization as a disincentive for transnational terror? An empirical analysis

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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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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany in its series Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim with number 313/2009.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hoh:hohdip:313

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Keywords: Terrorism; Decentralization; Federalism; Governance quality; Government effectiveness;

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