Exploring Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Their Unintended Consequences
Virginia Economic Journal, 2022
16 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2022
Date Written: November 16, 2021
What affects the choices of terrorism and counter-terrorism? New researchers interested in this field might feel overwhelmed by the vast literature that emerged after the 9/11 attacks. We review existing trends and policies related to international terrorist activities. We describe the ‘standard’ economic perspective of violent decision-making where individuals act based on costs and benefits. We then explore behavioral and social approaches to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Potential unintended consequences associated with these activities are discussed. We conclude our quick overview with suggestions for future research.
Keywords: National Security, Terrorism, Foreign Intervention, Conflict
JEL Classification: D74, F50, P47
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