Chapter 9: Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
Albert Bergesen and Omar Lizardo review theories of international terrorism, particularly within the context of a “world-system”, which highlights the power relationships between the “core” of wealthy Western countries and the “periphery” of developing nations. The authors argue that terrorism is particularly prominent in the semi-peripheral nations in-between these poles, and waves occur often when the dominant “core” states are in decline. Drakos and Kutan’s article examines the effect of terrorism directed against tourism industries in several Mediterranean countries. Mariaelisa Epifanio examines the 30 legislative responses to terrorism in 20 liberal democracies between 2001 and 2008. Harvey Glickman presents a discussion of African politics within the context of the war on terrorism. Quan Li reports research on the effect of democratic participation on the incidence of terrorism. The financial consequences of terrorism in the post-9/11 world are discussed by Peter Rosendorff and Todd Sandler. Wojciech Stankiewicz discusses the threat of seaborne terrorism, arguing that it is an overlooked threat.