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Effect of Economic Globalization on Transnational Terrorism a Pooled Time Series Analysis

Title: The Effect of Economic Globalization on Transnational Terrorism a Pooled Time Series Analysis.
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Name(s): Parks, Danielle M., author
Department of Economics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research analyzes the effect of economic globalization on the number of transnational terrorist attacks within a country. The pooled time series analysis, conducted on a sample of 160 countries from 1968 to 2014, is an updated, expanded, and revised version of Li and Schaub (2004). The analysis first replicates Li and Schaub (2004) proving the accuracy of the tests. Next, it examines the effect of a larger sample and time period. Finally, existing variables are revised and new variables are added in order to improve the test. Countries have not only become more interconnected, but also the nature of transnational terrorism has radically evolved since prior research was conducted. Following the September 11, 2001, Pentagon and Twin Tower attacks, the world has been facing a new form of terrorism. Empirically, the amount of transnational terrorist attacks globally has been decreasing after the September 11, 2001, transnational terrorist attacks. Overall, the results show that international economic integration has overtime had a greater effect on the number of transnational terrorist attacks than research had previously suggested. Specifically, foreign direct investment (FDI) and portfolio investment have a statistically significant negative effect on transnational terrorist attacks within a country. However, trade openness no longer has a direct effect on transnational terrorism. Additionally, a country's economic globalization and partners' economic globalization does not have a statistically significant effect of reducing the amount of transnational terrorist attacks that a country experiences. As a result, the analysis provides policymakers with a greater understanding on what specific economic conditions may currently promote or inhibit the transnational terrorist attacks from occurring within a country.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0566 (IID)
Keywords: economic globalization, transnational terrorism, trade openness, foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investment
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of International Affairs in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: December 2, 2015.
Subject(s): Defensive (Military science)
Military policy
Economics
Competition, International
International relations
Political science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0566
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Parks, D. M. (2015). The Effect of Economic Globalization on Transnational Terrorism a Pooled Time Series Analysis. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0566