Fighting Terrorism: The Democracy Advantage

  title={Fighting Terrorism: The Democracy Advantage},
  author={Amichai Magen},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={111 - 125}
  • A. Magen
  • Published 12 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
Abstract:Global rates of terrorism have skyrocketed since 9/11, yet the aggregate increase tells us very little about the distribution of attacks across different regime types. Contrary to the traditional scholarly view and popular perceptions in the West, reasonably high-quality democracies enjoy a robust and growing "triple democracy advantage" in facing the scourge of post-9/11 terrorism. Not only are liberal democracies and polyarchies less prone to terrorist attacks than all other regime… 
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