Thursday, September 29, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Terrorism in Democracies

In the Monkey Cage, Erica Chenoweth writes that the current wave of thwarted terrorist plots forces us to ask:
(1) Will the current wave of jihadist terrorism be replaced? (2) If so, by what kind of terrorism? (3) Where?
My answers: (1) Probably. (2) Who knows? (3) Largely in democratic countries, most likely. 
One of the most important continuities during the past forty years is the fact that terrorism tends to occur much more in democratic countries than in nondemocratic ones...