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Political Economy of Terrorism - 2nd edition

Political Economy of Terrorism (ISBN10: 110700456X; ISBN13: 9781107004566)
ISBN13: 978-1107004566
ISBN10: 110700456X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521181006
ISBN10: 0521181003

Summary: The Political Economy of Terrorism presents a widely accessible political economy approach to the study of terrorism. It applies economic methodology – theoretical and empirical – combined with political analysis and realities to the study of domestic and transnational terrorism. In so doing, the book provides both a qualitative and quantitative investigation of terrorism in a balanced up-to-date presentation that informs students, policy makers, researchers and the gen ...show moreeral reader of the current state of knowledge. Included are historical aspects, a discussion of watershed events, the rise of modern-day terrorism, examination of current trends, the dilemma of liberal democracies, evaluation of counterterrorism, analysis of hostage incidents and much more. The new edition expands coverage of every chapter, adds a new chapter on terrorist network structures and organization, accounts for changes in the Department of Homeland Security and the USA Patriot Act and insurance against terrorism. Rational-actor models of terrorist and government behavior and game-theoretic analysis are presented for readers with no prior theoretical training. Where relevant, the authors display graphs using data from International Terrorism: Attributes of Terrorist Events (ITERATE), the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), and other public-access data sets. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 12
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2012
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