Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
S. Brock Blomberg
© 2011 Brian Winter
There has been much literature about the economic effects of terrorism in democratic countries, but this literature often considers democracy to be a binary variable. This paper sought to explore how the effects might differ depending on the strength of a democracy. In the end, I found that the numbers of attacks and the effects of those attacks do not follow a linear path. The results for autocracies and anocracies require further analysis, but democracies have revealed interesting results. It seems that democracies as a whole have more terrorist attacks, but, within this group, the more democratic a country is the fewer attacks are carried out.
Winter, Brian P., "Democratic Strength and Terrorism: An Economic Approach" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 106.