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What Makes a TerroristEconomics and the Roots of Terrorism - 10th Anniversary Edition$
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Alan B. Krueger

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780691196077

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691196077.001.0001

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What Does Terrorism Accomplish? Economic, Psychological, and Political Consequences of Terrorism

What Does Terrorism Accomplish? Economic, Psychological, and Political Consequences of Terrorism

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(p.105) 3 What Does Terrorism Accomplish? Economic, Psychological, and Political Consequences of Terrorism
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What Makes a Terrorist
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Alan B. Krueger

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196077.003.0004

This chapter considers the consequences of terrorism. This is the area where with the least research. The chapter offers the author's interpretation of the literature, referring along the way to some of the work that has been done. It focuses first on the economic consequences of terrorist attacks. Then the chapter turns to their psychological consequences, followed by some comments about the role of the media. It also puts the threat of terrorism into perspective by comparing it with other risks that we as a nation have faced and placing it in historical context. Finally, the chapter discusses the political impact of terrorism on the target country.

Keywords:   terrorism, economic consequences, psychological consequences, political consequences

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