On the Heterogeneity of Terror

45 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2012

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Krisztina Kis-Katos

University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences

Helge Liebert

University of St. Gallen

Gunther G. Schulze

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics

Abstract

The existing literature on the determinants of terrorism treats terror as a uniform phenomenon and does not distinguish between different types of terror. This paper explicitly addresses the heterogeneity of terror by classifying groups according to their ideologies. We show that the pattern of terror and its determinants differ strongly for different types of terror. We analyze determinants of domestic and international terrorism, for target and origin using the Global Terrorism Database and show that there have been major shifts in terror activity and composition over time.

Keywords: heterogeneity, terror groups, terrorism

JEL Classification: D74, K4

Suggested Citation

Kis-Katos, Krisztina and Liebert, Helge and Schulze, Gunther G., On the Heterogeneity of Terror. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6596. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2085183

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Helge Liebert

University of St. Gallen

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Gunther G. Schulze

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics ( email )

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Germany

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