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Transnational terrorism as a spillover of domestic disputes in other countries

Tony Addison () and Mansoob Murshed

Defence and Peace Economics, 2005, vol. 16, issue 2, 69-82

Abstract: This paper models transnational terrorism as a three-way strategic interaction involving a government that faces armed opposition at home, which may spill over in the form of acts of terrorism by the state's opponents against the government's external sponsor. The external sponsor also utilises deterrence against potential terrorists, which only lowers terrorism if terrorists are not intrinsically motivated by a deep-seated sense of humiliation. The model highlights the importance of intrinsic motivation. A rise in the external power's preference for deterrence against terrorism may backfire in these circumstances. Increases in the government's military efficiency against the rebels, who are also terrorists against the government's sponsor, raises overall levels of violence.

Keywords: Conflict; Terrorism; Intrinsic motivation; JEL code: C72; D81; H11; O19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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