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Fighting terrorism in Africa when existing terrorism levels matter

Simplice Asongu (), Vanessa Tchamyou (), Ndemaze Asongu and Nina Tchamyou ()
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Nina Tchamyou: Yaoundé, Cameroon

No 19/084, Working Papers from European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS)

Abstract: This study examines policy tools in the fight against terrorism when existing levels of terrorism matter in 53 African countries for the period 1998-2012. The empirical evidence is based on contemporary, non-contemporary and Instrumental Variable Quantile regressions (QR) which enable the investigation throughout the conditional distributions of domestic, transnational and total terrorism dynamics. The following findings are established. First, counterterrorism policy instruments of inclusive human development and military expenditure further fuel terrorim. Second, political stability negatively affects terrorism with a negative threshold effect. Political stability estimates are consistently significant with increasing negative magnitudes throughout the conditional distributions of domestic and total terrorism. Policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: Terrorism; Inclusive development; Political stability; Military expenditure; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C52 D74 F42 O16 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43
Date: 2019-01
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Forthcoming: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression

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