Dealing with terrorism : stick or carrot?

pt. 1. Terrorism and anti-terrorist policies -- pt. 2. An economic approach to terrorism -- pt. 3. Three positive policies for dealing with terrorism -- pt. 4. What can be done?

Main Author: Frey, Bruno S.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar 2004
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:pt. 1. Terrorism and anti-terrorist policies -- pt. 2. An economic approach to terrorism -- pt. 3. Three positive policies for dealing with terrorism -- pt. 4. What can be done?
Emphasising a positive approach to dealing with terrorism (the carrot), this book provides a critique of deterrence policy (the stick) which can be ineffective and even counterproductive, and proposes three alternative and effective anti-terrorist policies: Decentralisation reduces vulnerability to terrorist attacks. A system with many different centres is more stable due to its diversity, enabling one part to substitute for another; Positive incentives can be offered to actual and prospective terrorists not to engage in violent acts. Incentives include: reintegrating terrorists into society, welcoming repentents and offering them valued opportunities; and Diverting attention by naming several terrorist groups potentially responsible for a particular terrorist act. The government thus supplies more information than the terrorist responsible would wish
Physical Description:xv, 182 p ill
ISBN:9781845421465
1843768283
9781843768289
9781845422585