Publikationstyp: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
Art der Begutachtung: Peer review (Publikation)
Titel: What directs a terrorist?
Autor/-in: Pittel, Karen
Rübbelke, Dirk T.G.
DOI: 10.1080/10242690600554914
Erschienen in: Defence and Peace Economics
Band(Heft): 17
Heft: 4
Seite(n): 311
Seiten bis: 328
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1024-2694
1476-8267
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Terrorism; Impure public goods
Fachgebiet (DDC): 303: Soziale Prozesse
363: Umwelt- und Sicherheitsprobleme
Zusammenfassung: Terrorist models often focus on one kind of agent as well as one motive to pursue terrorism. Our model diverges from such standard approaches by taking account of the reasoning of the terrorist-organization leader as well as the reasoning of the individual terrorist. This allows us to observe the influence of the leader on the individual terrorist. Furthermore, we distinguish different motives that influence the individual agent’s activities. More precisely, we consider terrorist support as an impure public good generating different characteristics. Moreover, we allow the leader to influence the individual terrorist’s activities via different technologies; and finally, we take account of the fact that individual terrorists may develop a strong feeling of belongingness to the organization. In our framework, it is possible to explain why rational terrorists support terrorism and even commit suicide attacks. In line with empirical findings, income levels play no decisive factor in terrorists’ readiness to commit such attacks.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9132
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisationseinheit: Fachstelle für Wirtschaftspolitik (FWP)
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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