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The Resource What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism, Alan B. Krueger

What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism, Alan B. Krueger

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What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism
Title
What makes a terrorist
Title remainder
economics and the roots of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Alan B. Krueger
Title variation
Economics and the roots of terrorism
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why we need to think more like economists to successfully combat terrorism If we are to correctly assess the root causes of terrorism and successfully address the threat, we must think more like economists do. Alan Krueger's What Makes a Terrorist, explains why our tactics in the fight against terrorism must be based on more than anecdote, intuition, and speculation. Many popular ideas about terrorists are fueled by falsehoods, misinformation, and fearmongering. Many believe that poverty and lack of education breed terrorism, despite a wealth of evidence showing that most terrorists come from middle-class and often college-educated backgrounds. Krueger closely examines the factors that motivate individuals to participate in terrorism, drawing inferences from terrorists' own backgrounds and the economic, social, religious, and political environments in the societies from which they come. He describes which countries are the most likely breeding grounds for terrorists, and which ones are most likely to be their targets. Krueger addresses the economic and psychological consequences of terrorism and puts the threat squarely into perspective, revealing how our nation's sizable economy is diverse and resilient enough to withstand the comparatively limited effects of most terrorist strikes. He also calls on the media to be more responsible in reporting on terrorism. Bringing needed clarity to one of the greatest challenges of our generation, this 10th anniversary edition of What Makes a Terrorist features a new introduction by the author that discusses the lessons learned in the past decade from the rise of ISIS and events like the 2016 Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida"--
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Book jacket
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EBLCP
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Krueger, Alan B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lionel Robbins lectures
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
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What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism, Alan B. Krueger
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Note
  • With a new prologue by the author
  • Original cloth edition published 2007
  • Based on a set of three lectures given by the author as part of the Lionel Robbins memorial lecture series at the London School of Economics and Political Science, February 21-23, 2006
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue to the tenth anniversary edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Introduction -- Who becomes a terrorist? : characteristics of individual participants in terrorism -- Where does terror emerge? : economic and political conditions and terrorism -- What does terrorism accomplish? : economic, psychological, and political consequences of terrorism -- Questions and answers following the lectures
Control code
on1019653296
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unknown
Edition
  • 10th anniversary edition /
  • with a new prologue by the author
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1019653296
Label
What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism, Alan B. Krueger
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • With a new prologue by the author
  • Original cloth edition published 2007
  • Based on a set of three lectures given by the author as part of the Lionel Robbins memorial lecture series at the London School of Economics and Political Science, February 21-23, 2006
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue to the tenth anniversary edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Introduction -- Who becomes a terrorist? : characteristics of individual participants in terrorism -- Where does terror emerge? : economic and political conditions and terrorism -- What does terrorism accomplish? : economic, psychological, and political consequences of terrorism -- Questions and answers following the lectures
Control code
on1019653296
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • 10th anniversary edition /
  • with a new prologue by the author
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019653296

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