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Does government decentralization reduce domestic terror? An empirical test

  • Dreher, Axel
  • Fischer, Justina A.V.

Using a country panel of domestic terror attacks from 1998 to 2004, we empirically analyze the impact of government decentralization on terror. Our results show that expenditure decentralization reduces domestic terror, while political decentralization has no impact.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 223-225

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