The impact of development on terrorist activity: Does development decrease terrorism?

Mark Daube, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between the level of development in a country and the likelihood of terrorism incidents occurring in that country. The central argument of this paper is that the level of development of a country has a curvilinear impact in the shape of an inverted-U on the likelihood of terrorist activity. This paper used a negative binomial regression in order to analyze 119 countries from 1675 to 2000. The empirical results indicate that there is support for the hypotheses of this thesis and that there is a statistically significant relationship in the shape of an inverted-U between the level of development in a country and the number of terrorist incidents. ^

Subject Area

Political Science, International Relations|Political Science, General|Sociology, Criminology and Penology

Recommended Citation

Daube, Mark, "The impact of development on terrorist activity: Does development decrease terrorism?" (2011). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1494340.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1494340

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