Conciliation, Counterterrorism, and Patterns of Terrorist Violence

  title={Conciliation, Counterterrorism, and Patterns of Terrorist Violence},
  author={Ethan Bueno de Mesquita},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={145 - 176}
What causes the increase in terrorism that reportedly often follows government concessions? Given this pattern, why do governments ever conciliate terrorists? I propose a model in which terrorist organizations become more militant following concessions because only moderate terrorists accept them, leaving extremists in control. Governments nonetheless are willing to make concessions because their counterterror capabilities improve because of the collusion of former terrorists. Former terrorists… 
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