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Rooted in Urban Poverty? Failed Modernization and Terrorism

  • Daniel Meierrieks EMAIL logo


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.

Published Online: 2012-12-13

© 2012 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.

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