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Terrorist attacks are linked to the timing of elections, but only in states where it is difficult to influence the political process

Aksoy, Deniz (2015) Terrorist attacks are linked to the timing of elections, but only in states where it is difficult to influence the political process. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Do democracies experience an increased risk of terrorist attacks when an election draws near? Deniz Aksoy presents results from an analysis of terrorist attacks in western European democracies between 1950 and 2004. She writes that while there is evidence that terrorist attacks increase in the lead up to elections, this is only the case in countries where marginalised groups find it difficult to influence the political process, such as in states with high electoral thresholds for representation in parliament.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 15:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71228

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