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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Caruso, Raul

Ed. by Böhmelt, Tobias / Bove, Vincenzo / Kibris, Arzu / Sekeris, Petros

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Rooted in Urban Poverty? Failed Modernization and Terrorism

Daniel Meierrieks
  • University of Paderborn, Warburger Straße 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany. Phone: +49(0) 5251/60-2120. Fax: +49(0) 5251/60-3540
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Published Online: 2012-12-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2012-0009

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.

Keywords : urban poverty; terrorism; anti-Americanism; clientelism


Published Online: 2012-12-13


Citation Information: . Volume 18, Issue 3, ISSN (Online) 1554-8597, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2012-0009, December 2012

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