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The relation between terrorism and high population growth

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  • Mario COCCIA

    (Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 1 (ISBT1) 550 E. Orange Street, Tempe- AZ 85287-4804 USA.)

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A fundamental problem in socioeconomic sciences is how to explain the root causes of terrorism. The literature has analyzed several determinants of terrorism. However, the precise role of demographic factors for the origin and evolution of terrorism in specific geoeconomic areas is hardly known. Results here show that high population growth seems to be basic for the source and evolution of terrorism. This study found that terrorism thrives, in average, in specific cultural zones with high growth rates of population combined with collective identity factors and low socioeconomic development. Overall, then, the main aim of this study is to clarify and generalize whenever possible, the demographic source of the terrorism and suggest appropriate socioeconomic policies to preempt this critical problem in society over the long run.

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  • Mario COCCIA, 2018. "The relation between terrorism and high population growth," Journal of Economics and Political Economy, KSP Journals, vol. 5(1), pages 84-104, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ksp:journ1:v:5:y:2018:i:1:p:84-104
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    Keywords

    Terrorism; Population growth; Fertility rate; Poverty; Middle East.;
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    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
    • N35 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Asia including Middle East
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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