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Fighting terrorism in Africa : evidence from bundling and unbundling institutions
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Abstract
This study assesses government mechanisms in the fight against terrorism with particular emphasis on the bundling and unbundling of ten governance dynamics. The empirical evidence is based on a panel of 53 African countries for period 19982012 and generalized method of moments. The following findings are established. First, for the most part, political governance and its constituents, respectively, have negative effects on all terrorism dynamics, with the following consistent increasing order of negative magnitude: unclear terrorism, transnational terrorism, domestic terrorism and total terrorism. Second, overwhelmingly for economic and institutional governances, the governance dynamics and their constituent components affect terrorism negatively, with the magnitude on domestic terrorism consistently higher than that on transnational terrorism. Third, for most specifications, the effect of general governance is consistently negative on terrorism variables. Theoretical and practical policy implications are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Empirical economics. - Vienna
Empirical economics. - Vienna
Publication
Vienna : 2019
ISSN
0377-7332
Volume/pages
56 :3 (2019) , p. 883-933
ISI
000459282200006
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 15.10.2021
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