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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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Cited by:
  1. Torberg Falch & Justina A.V. Fischer, 2010. "Public Sector Decentralization and School Performance: International Evidence," Working Papers 031, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
  2. Nauro F. Campos & Martin Gassebner, 2009. "International Terrorism, Political Instability and the Escalation Effect," KOF Working papers 09-220, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
  3. Friedrich Schneider & Tilman Brück & Daniel Meierrieks, 2010. "The Economics of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: A Survey (Part II)," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1050, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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