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

  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu
  • Younas, Javed

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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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 171-175

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