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On Terrorist Groups
Formation, Interactions, Survivability and Attacks

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ISBN 9781032439525
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents nine up-to-date chapters on key aspects of terrorist groups by leading contributors in the study of terrorism.  The chapters focus on the study of terrorist groups, their interface with targeted governments as well as ways to counter politically motivated terrorist attacks.

To augment the efficacy of counterterrorism, governments must understand how terrorist groups form, recruit members, gain support, and choose targets.  Additionally, governments must be aware of interactions within and among terrorist groups to allow governments to hone the practice of counterterrorism.  This book addresses many of these topics.  In particular, the volume casts light on group formation during 1860–1969 and 1970–2016, respectively.  From different vantages, terrorist recruitment and group support are investigated. Other topics include the role of terrorist groups’ ideologies and goals, the determinants of home-base attacks, groups’ response to government countermeasures, intergroup interactions as well as conflicts.

On Terrorist Groups will be of interest to students and researchers of Terrorism, Political Violence, Security and Intelligence, Conflict Studies and Political Science in general. This book was originally published as a special issue of Defence and Peace Economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Terrorist Groups  1. Determinants of Home-Base Attacks by Terrorist Groups  2. An Analysis of Terrorist Group Formation, 1860—1969  3. Class Warfare: Political Exclusion of the Poor and the Roots of Social-Revolutionary Terrorism, 1860-1950  4. The Formation of Terrorist Groups: An Empirical Analysis  5. Why Some Rebel Organizations Attack Americans  6. The Impact of Rural-Urban Economic Disparities on Terrorist Organizations’ Survival and Attacks  7. Strategic Interaction of Governments and Terrorist Groups in Times of Economic Hardship  8. Competition from Within: Ethnicity, Power, and Militant Group Rivalry

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Khusrav Gaibulloev is Professor of Economics at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.  His publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Literature, International Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and elsewhere. He is an Editor of Defence and Peace Economics.

Todd Sandler is Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA.  He has contributed articles and books to the study of terrorism since the early 1980s.  His most recent book is What Everyone Needs to Know about Terrorism (2018).  He is a Special Editorial Advisor to Defence and Peace Economics.