Searching for Sanctuary: Government Power and the Location of Maritime Piracy

  title={Searching for Sanctuary: Government Power and the Location of Maritime Piracy},
  author={Ursula E. Daxecker and Brandon C Prins},
  journal={International Interactions},
  pages={699 - 717}
Recent systematic work on the incidence of maritime piracy shows the importance of various political, economic, and geographic correlates at the country level. Yet these correlates tell us little about the determinants of piracy location off states’ coasts, despite the fact that piracy is well known to cluster locally. Conceptualizing pirates as strategic actors who consider the risk of detection and capture, this article argues that states’ ability to project power over distance affects… 
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