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Decentralization as a disincentive for transnational terror? An empirical test

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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. Taking account of the potential simultaneity between terror and decentralization, our results show that expenditure decentralization robustly reduces the number of terror events in a country, while political decentralization has no impact.

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Paper provided by KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich in its series KOF Working papers with number 08-185.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:08-185

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Keywords: Terrorism; Decentralization; Democracy;

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  1. Torberg Falch & Justina AV Fischer, 2008. "Public sector decentralization and school performance. International evidence," TWI Research Paper Series, Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz 39, Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz.
  2. Friedrich Schneider & Tilman Brück & Daniel Meierrieks, 2010. "The Economics of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: A Survey (Part II)," CESifo Working Paper Series 3012, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Campos, Nauro F & Gassebner, Martin, 2009. "International Terrorism, Political Instability and the Escalation Effect," IZA Discussion Papers 4061, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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