Rooted in Urban Poverty? Failed Modernization and Terrorism

Daniel Meierrieks 1
  • 1 University of Paderborn, Warburger Straße 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany. Phone: +49(0) 5251/60-2120. Fax: +49(0) 5251/60-3540

Abstract

This contribution finds that urban (but not rural) poverty fuels domestic and anti-U.S. terrorism in 43 developing countries. It argues that urban poverty aids non-state groups which use terrorism as a means to capture rents and consolidate popular support.

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