Microeconomic Foundations of Terrorist Behavior

Joseph H. Turek


This paper develops a model of rational terrorist behavior. It is argued that such an approach allows for the integration of multiple perspectives advanced by several other academic disciplines. In addition, the results suggest a variety of factors that may explain the choices made by terrorists as well as policy levers that may provide the basis for a counterterrorism strategy. “Many terrorisms exist, and their character has changed over time and from country to country.

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