Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism

  title={Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism},
  author={Ronald Wintrobe},
Introduction 1. The problem of extremism Part I. Groups: 2. Social interactions, trust and group solidarity 3. Some illustrations and a general framework Part II. Extremism: 4. The calculus of discontent 5. Can suicide bombing be rational? 6. Religion and suicide terror Part III. Revolutions, Nationalism and Jihad: 7. Rational revolutions 8. Slobodan Milosevic and the fire of nationalism 9. 'Jihad vs McWorld' revisited Conclusion 10. Summary of propositions and policy implications. 
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