Female Lone Wolf Terrorism - Critiquing the Economic Analysis of Uniquely Gendered Lived Experiences

22 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2013 Last revised: 6 Aug 2018

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Peter J. Phillips

University of Southern Queensland - Faculty of Business

Date Written: October 31, 2013

Abstract

In the United States, lone wolf terrorism is characterised by a significant gender gap. Most lone wolf terrorists are male. This paper explores this gender gap and compares it to the gender gap in illegitimate and, especially, violent offending. The standard theoretical response from economics is examined and critiqued from a number of perspectives, including from the perspective of feminist economics. Alternative economic explanations for the gender gap are discussed.

Keywords: Lone Wolf Terrorism, Gender Gap, Violent Offending, Illegitimate Activity, Feminist Economics, Female Offenders, Female Perpetrated Terrorism

JEL Classification: H56

Suggested Citation

Phillips, Peter J., Female Lone Wolf Terrorism - Critiquing the Economic Analysis of Uniquely Gendered Lived Experiences (October 31, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2347881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2347881

Peter J. Phillips (Contact Author)

University of Southern Queensland - Faculty of Business ( email )

Toowoomba 4350, Queensland
Australia

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