David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 76 (2):245 - 261 (1988)
This article applies formal modeling to study a terrorist group''s choice of whether to attack or not, and, in the case of an attack, which of two potential targets to strike. Each potential target individually takes protective measures that influence the terrorists'' perceived success and failure, and, hence, the likelihood of attack. For domestic terrorism, a tendency for potential targets to overdeter is indicated. For transnational terrorism, cases of overdeterrence and underdeterrence are identified. We demonstrate that increased information about terrorists'' preferences, acquired by the targets, may exacerbate inefficiency when deterrence efforts are not coordinated. In some cases, perfect information may eliminate the existence of a noncooperative solution.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Zenon Pylyshyn, Some Puzzling Findings in Multiple Object Tracking: I. Tracking Without Keeping Track of Object Identities.
Alistair M. Macleod (2004). Terrorism and the Root Causes Argument. Social Philosophy Today 20:97-108.
Shawn Kaplan (2009). Three Prejudices Against Terrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism 2 (2):181-199.
Ezio Di Nucci (2010). Rational Constraints and the Simple View. Analysis 70 (3):481-486.
Simon Glynn (2007). Some Reflections Upon the Supposed Moral Distinction Between Terrorism and the Legitimate Use of Military Force. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:207-211.
Todd Calder (2004). Evil, Ignorance, and the 9/11 Terrorists. Social Philosophy Today 20:53-66.
Daniel V. Meegan (1999). Winner-Takes-All and Action Selection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (4):692-693.
Anne Schwenkenbecher (2010). Terrorism Against Non-Innocents: The Ethical Implications. In Paul Omoyefa (ed.), Basic Applied Ethics. VDM.
Eric Reitan (2010). Defining Terrorism for Public Policy Purposes: The Group-Target Definition. Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (2):253-278.
Edmund F. Byrne (2003). The Post-9/11 State Of Emergency. Social Philosophy Today 19:193-215.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #148,407 of 1,102,762 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,987 of 1,102,762 )
How can I increase my downloads?