Do Terrorist Attacks Increase Closer to Elections?

  title={Do Terrorist Attacks Increase Closer to Elections?},
  author={Lindsay Shorr Newman},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={28 - 8}
  • L. Newman
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
The shadow of violence that elections cast remains poorly understood. A key obstacle impeding cross-national empirical analysis of electoral violence has been the varied nature of such violence. To address this challenge, I examine terrorist attacks as one particular form of electoral violence. By tracking the incidence of terrorist violence relative to election dates over time and across countries using an original dataset for the period from 2000–2005, I find strong support for the hypothesis… 
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