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Economics of Terrorism (Hardcover) (Peter J. Phillips)

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Brutality is the defining characteristic of terrorism. It is despairing to learn that this brutality is the outcome of purposeful, rational, human behaviour. In this purposefulness, however, there lies the key to the interpretation, explanation and understanding of terrorist behaviour. Ultimately, it is in this purposefulness that we shall also find the key to overcoming terrorism. Economic analysis highlights this purposefulness, this rationality, and in doing so provides a different perspective from which to approach the threat of terrorism and the task of pre-empting and pursuing its perpetrators. This book develops this economic perspective within a series of important contexts, each characterised by particular types of terrorist behaviour, choices and strategies.

The Economics of Terrorism brings new insights on how to deal with such challenges as the terrorist group’s choice of attack method and target location, terrorist financing and ‘copycat’ behaviour.

Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Terrorism
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Peter J. Phillips
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2016
TCIN: 50630451
UPC: 9781138121911
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4588
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