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FIGHTING TERRORISM: ARE MILITARY MEASURES EFFECTIVE? EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM TURKEY

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Abstract:

The present article aims at investigating the causal relationship between defense spending and terrorism in Turkey using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bounds testing procedure and Granger-causality analysis. The findings reveal that there exists a unidirectional causality running form terrorist attacks to defense spending as expected, but not vice versa. In the light of this finding it can be inferred that military anti-terrorism measures alone are not sufficient to prevent terrorism.

Keywords: Anti-terrorism; Causality testing; Defense spending; Terrorism

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242690903568884

Affiliations: 1: Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Business and Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey 2: Centre for Research, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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