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Poverty, political freedom, and the roots of terrorism in developing countries: An empirical assessment

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu
  • Younas, Javed

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We find that political freedom has a significant and non-linear effect on domestic terrorism, but has no statistically significant effect on transnational terrorism. Geography and fractionalization limit a country's ability to curb terrorism, while strong legal institutions deter terrorism.

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu & Younas, Javed, 2011. "Poverty, political freedom, and the roots of terrorism in developing countries: An empirical assessment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(2), pages 171-175, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:2:p:171-175
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    1. Khusrav Gaibulloev & Javed Younas, 2016. "Conflicts and domestic bank lending," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 169(3), pages 315-331, December.

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