How to Deal with International Terrorism

Discussion Paper Series, Wilfried Guth Endowed Chair for Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy, University of Freiburg, No. 2014-03

22 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2014

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Tim Krieger

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics

Daniel Meierrieks

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: August 12, 2014

Abstract

Since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C., the fight against international terrorism has been a dominant issue in the political arena. Policy-makers (still) face the challenge to develop sound strategies for fighting this type of terrorist activity. Unfortunately, there is no universal strategy to counter terrorism. This is partly due to the diverse and clandestine nature of terrorist groups, and partly due to misperceptions, lack of precise knowledge as well as divergent interests and prioritization on part of policy-makers. The present chapter aims at providing a systematic overview on how to deal with (international) terrorism, taking on a law and economics perspective. More specifically, we will examine how the rule of law — both nationally and internationally (i.e., in terms of the international law) — interacts with international terrorism and how it can be sustained under the extreme conditions of terrorism.

Keywords: counter-terrorism, transnational terrorism, international law, rule of law

JEL Classification: D74, H56, N40

Suggested Citation

Krieger, Tim and Meierrieks, Daniel, How to Deal with International Terrorism (August 12, 2014). Discussion Paper Series, Wilfried Guth Endowed Chair for Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy, University of Freiburg, No. 2014-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2479161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2479161

Tim Krieger (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics ( email )

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Daniel Meierrieks

WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

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