Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Characteristics of Terrorism
Authors: Pittel, Karen
Rübbelke, Dirk
DOI: 10.4337/9780857930347.00012
Published in: Handbook on the economics of conflict
Editors of the parent work: Braddon, Derek L.
Hartley, Keith
Page(s): 143
Pages to: 171
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Edward Elgar
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cheltenham
ISBN: 978-1-84844-649-6
Language: English
Subjects: Lancastrian characteristics approach; Public Good; Rationality; Terrorism; Cognitive dissonance; Joint production; Suicide attack
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: Individual terrorists are frequently behaving seemingly absurd, e.g. by carrying out suicide operations, while activities of the terrorist organizations as a whole often seem to be conducted in a very effective way. These facts caused many researchers to regard the leaders representing the organizations like rational entities, while the followers are supposed to be just obeying and, hence, to be irrational.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Economic Policy (FWP)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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