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.

Journal Article 9.1: Bergesen, Albert J., and Omar Lizardo. “International Terrorism and the World-System.” Sociological Theory 22:1 (2004): 38-52.

Journal Article 9.2: Drakos, Konstantinos and Ali M. Kutan. “Regional Effects of Terrorism on Tourism in Three Mediterranean Countries.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 47:5 (October 2005).

Journal Article 9.3: Epifanio, Mariaelisa. “Legislative Response to International Terrorism.” Journal of Peace Research 48:3 (2011): 399-411.

Journal Article 9.4: Glickman, Harvey. “Africa in the War on Terrorism.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 38:2-3 (June 2003).

Journal Article 9.5: Li, Quan. “Does Democracy Promote or Reduce Transnational Terrorist Incidents?” Journal of Conflict Resolution 49:2 (April 2005).

Journal Article 9.6: Rosendorff, Peter B. and Todd Sandler. “The Political Economy of Transnational Terrorism.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 49:2 (April 2005).

Journal Article 9.7: Stankiewicz, Wojciech. “International Terrorism at Sea as a Menace to the Civilization of the 21st Century.” American Behavioral Scientist 48:6 (February 2005).