Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1647664
 
 

References (48)



 
 

Citations (1)



 


 



Ties that do not Bind (Directly): The Education-Terrorism Nexus Revisited


Sarah Brockhoff


University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences

Tim Krieger


Wilfried Guth Chair of Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy

Daniel Meierrieks


University of Freiburg

July 23, 2010


Abstract:     
This contribution offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of the effects of education on terrorism for 118 countries for the period 1984 to 2007. We find that education and terrorism are not directly linked, so that education neither fosters nor retards terrorism on its own. Rather, our results suggest that education may fuel terrorist activity in the presence of poor political and socio-economic conditions, whereas better education in combination with favorable conditions decreases terrorism. Thus, the precise effect of education on terrorism depends on country-specific conditions. A successful anti-terrorism strategy should therefore focus on a country's political and socio-economic development, in addition to educational attainment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: education, terrorism, counter-terrorism, development strategies, conditional effects

JEL Classification: H56, D74, O15, H52, I2, N40

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: July 24, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Brockhoff, Sarah and Krieger, Tim and Meierrieks, Daniel, Ties that do not Bind (Directly): The Education-Terrorism Nexus Revisited (July 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1647664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1647664

Contact Information

Sarah Brockhoff
University of Freiburg (Germany) - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences ( email )
Freiburg, D-79085
Germany
Tim Krieger (Contact Author)
Wilfried Guth Chair of Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy ( email )
University of Freiburg
Wilhelmstr. 1b
Freiburg, D-79085
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.wguth.uni-freiburg.de
Daniel Meierrieks
University of Freiburg ( email )
Fahnenbergplatz
Freiburg, D-79085
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.wguth.uni-freiburg.de/mitarbeiter-en/dr-daniel-meierrieks
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 730
Downloads: 212
Download Rank: 82,621
References:  48
Citations:  1

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo1 in 0.281 seconds