Decentralization as a disincentive for terror

@inproceedings{Frey2004DecentralizationAA,
  title={Decentralization as a disincentive for terror},
  author={B. S. Frey and Simon Luechinger},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Consideration of anti-terrorism policy has focused almost exclusively on deterrence that seeks to fend off terrorism by raising the costs of undertaking terrorist acts. This paper suggests an alternative approach to anti-terrorism policy that is based on reducing the expected benefits of undertaking terrorist acts to prospective terrorists rather than raising the costs of doing so. Specifically, it is argued that strengthening decentralized decision-making in the polity and economy… CONTINUE READING

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