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What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism

Author: Alan B Krueger
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2008, ©2007.
Series: Lionel Robbins lectures.
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Many popular ideas about terrorists and why they seek to harm us are fueled by falsehoods and misinformation. Leading politicians and scholars have argued that poverty and lack of education breed terrorism, despite the wealth of evidence showing that most terrorists come from middle-class, and often college-educated, backgrounds. In What Makes a Terrorist, Alan Krueger argues that if we are to correctly assess the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Krueger, Alan B.
What makes a terrorist.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2008, ©2007
(OCoLC)231587410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan B Krueger
ISBN: 9781400828838 140082883X
OCLC Number: 440805307
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Who becomes a terrorist? : characteristics of individual participants in terrorism --
Where does terror emerge? : economic and political conditions and terrorism --
What does terrorism accomplish? : economic, psychological, and political consequences of terrorism.
Series Title: Lionel Robbins lectures.
Responsibility: Alan B. Krueger.

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Many popular ideas about terrorists and why they seek to harm us are fueled by falsehoods and misinformation. This title argues that if we are to correctly assess the root causes of terrorism and  Read more...

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"Alan Krueger ... has done path-breaking research on why so many terrorists come from middle-class backgrounds."--David Leonhardt, New York Times "Full of first-rate empirical work."--Tyler Cowen, Read more...

 
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