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Africa: The Last Frontier

Africa: The Last Frontier  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0006
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Is Africa’s emergence for real? Do you sometimes wish you had bought property in Mumbai, Shanghai, or Rio ten years ago? You would have more than tripled your money. Well, ten ... More
Asymmetries and Terrorism

Asymmetries and Terrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0005
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Why Are Asymmetries Important for Terrorism? At 11:18 a.m. on October 12, 2000, a small fiberglass boat sped toward the port side of the USS Cole, moored for a routine fuel stop at ... More
Causes of Terrorism

Causes of Terrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0002
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What Are the Main Causes of Terrorism? The four waves of terrorism, presented in chapter 1, demonstrate some general causes of terrorism: anarchy, nationalism, leftist ideology, ... More
Concluding Thoughts

Concluding Thoughts  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0007
Format: 
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Through questions and answers, this book has brought to you the issues actually faced by those working on economic development. Implicit across those answers were a number of broad ... More
Economic Consequences of Terrorism

Economic Consequences of Terrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0006
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Why Do Some Terrorist Groups Try to Create Economic Losses? During the summers of 1985, 1986, and 1987, the Spanish Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) carried out ... More
Economic Policy: The Basics You’ve Got to Get Right

Economic Policy: The Basics You’ve Got to Get Right  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0002
Format: 
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Why do governments struggle to prop up the world’s economy? “Out of ammo,” “helicopter money,” “monetary impotence,” “infrastructure push,” “savings glut.” These are the kind of ... More
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism

Effectiveness of Counterterrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0004
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What Are the Primary Tools of Counterterrorism? Counterterrorism consists of actions by a government to inhibit terrorist attacks, to lessen their consequences, and to speed ... More
The Future of Terrorism

The Future of Terrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0007
Format: 
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How Are Forecasts about Terrorism Made? As long as there are grievances, there will be conflict and, thus, terrorism. Since the start of recorded history, terrorism has played a ... More
Governments: One Day, They Will Work for You

Governments: One Day, They Will Work for You  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0001
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Why do obvious reforms never happen? Case One. An African country spends 4 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) every year paying for the gasoline consumed by its relatively ... More
Inclusion: Those Who Are Always Left Behind

Inclusion: Those Who Are Always Left Behind  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0004
Format: 
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Will we ever reach gender parity? If it could rid itself of gender discrimination, the average developing country would see its economy grow at least 2 percentage points faster ... More
Overview: What Is Economic Development and What Does This Book Say about It?

Overview: What Is Economic Development and What Does This Book Say about It?  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0035
Format: 
chapter
At its most basic level, economic development is the process through which a community creates material wealth and uses it to improve the well-being of its members. This calls for many ... More
A Primer on Terrorism

A Primer on Terrorism  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0001
Format: 
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What Is Terrorism? Terrorism is the premeditated use or threat to use violence by individuals or subnational groups against noncombatants to obtain a political objective through ... More
Role of Terrorist Groups

Role of Terrorist Groups  

Todd Sandler

in Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
15 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190845841.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
What Is a Terrorist Group? The main “player” or participant in terrorist attacks is the terrorist group; hence, it is essential that such a group be defined. A terrorist group is a ... More
Sectors: What Ministers Will Worry about—or Should

Sectors: What Ministers Will Worry about—or Should  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0005
Format: 
chapter
Can governments create industries? It is an old debate. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, from Asia to Latin America, an idea caught fire among development economists: governments ... More
Social Policy: Old War, New Weapons

Social Policy: Old War, New Weapons  

Marcelo M. Giugale

in Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190688417.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
Why did Piketty’s work pique our sudden interest in inequality? The publication in 2014 of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century brought inequality to the center of ... More

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