Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191315
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Biekpe, Nicholas
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/17/053
Abstract: 
This study examines the role of globalization on terrorism in 51 African countries for the period 1996-2011. Four terrorism indicators are used, namely: domestic, transnational, unclear and total terrorism. Political, economic, social and general globalisation variables are employed and the empirical evidence is based on Fixed Effects regressions and Generalised Method of Moments (GMM). Whereas the FE regressions are overwhelmingly not significant, the following findings are established from GMM estimations. Political globalisation increases both domestic and transnational terrorism. Social globalisation and general globalisation increase transnational terrorism. Economic globalisation reduces domestic terrorism. Political globalisation, social globalisation and general globalization positively affect unclear terrorism. Social globalisation has a positive impact on total terrorism. Possible channels and policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Terrorism
Globalization
Africa
JEL: 
C52
D74
F30
F42
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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