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Pittel, Karen
dc.contributor.author
Rübbelke, Dirk T.G.
dc.date.accessioned
2017-06-11T16:17:38Z
dc.date.available
2017-06-11T16:17:38Z
dc.date.issued
2005
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/98426
dc.description.abstract
Terrorist models often focus on one kind of agent as well as one motive to pursue terrorism. Our model diverges from such standard approaches by taking account of the reasoning of the terrorist-organization leader as well as of the reasoning of the individual terrorist. This allows us to observe the influence of the leader on the individual terrorist. Furthermore, we distinguish different motives which influence the individual agent's activities. More precisely, we consider terrorist support as an impure public good generating different characteristics. Moreover, we allow the leader to influence the individual terrorist's activities via different technologies and finally, we take account of the fact that individual terrorists may develop a strong feeling of belongingness to the organization.<br/><br/>In our framework, it is possible to explain why rational terrorists support terrorism and even commit suicide attacks. In line with empirical findings, income levels play no decisive factor in terrorists' readiness to commit such attacks.
dc.language.iso
de
dc.publisher
Chemnitz University of Technology Economics
dc.subject
Impure public goods
dc.subject
Terrorism
dc.title
What Directs a Terrorist?
dc.type
Working Paper
ethz.journal.title
Chemnitz University of Technology Economics Working Paper
ethz.journal.volume
67
ethz.size
23 p.
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ethz.publication.place
Chemnitz
ethz.publication.status
published
ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03635 - Bretschger, Lucas / Bretschger, Lucas
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03635 - Bretschger, Lucas / Bretschger, Lucas
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2017-06-11T16:17:48Z
ethz.source
ECIT
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imp593652f4a670091654
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pub:153903
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yes
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