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Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An Integrated Approach and Future Research Agenda

Plümper, Thomas and Neumayer, Eric (2014) 'Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An Integrated Approach and Future Research Agenda.' International Interactions, 40 (4). pp. 579-589. ISSN 0305-0629

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In this commentary, we make the case that the analysis of terrorism and counterterrorism must be based on an integrated theory that links both issues together. Terrorist groups’ ultimate goals must be distinguished from their strategic goals and the strategic logic by which they employ terror and select targets to further their ultimate goals. The strategic logic of terrorism is thus key to understanding patterns of terrorism and the counter-reaction by governments against it. We make the case for a unified approach and suggest major areas for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conflict, international political economy, terrorism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 10:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:39

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