Title

Economic, Social, and Political Globalization and Terrorism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2014

Publication Source

Journal of Political, Economic, and Social Studies

Volume

39

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

186-218

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Globalization and modernization have been linked with outbreaks of terrorism as groups disadvantaged by a changing world react in violence. An analysis of linkages between globalization and terrorism, based on two global databases indicates that countries more affected by global impacts suffered from more terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s. In later decades, the relationships became more complex and more difficult to interpret. There is a possibility that there was a threshold effect that was in operation. This article will note the correlations, both positive and negative, between globalization and terrorism, and will discuss how causal forces were likely to have produced the correlations. Particular emphasis is placed on sub-Saharan Africa.

Disciplines

Political Science

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