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Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorist Policies   [open pdf - 7MB]

"The purpose of this study is to examine the policies that have been used against urban terrorism, and to evaluate their effectiveness. In order to see if a particular policy is effective, the level of terrorist activity will be plotted over time, and then examined to see if the fluctuations bear any relationship to the introduction and operation of the policy. The analysis is limited to situations where urban terrorism poses a major threat to society; it ignores spasmodic terrorism by lone individuals or small groups. In other words, the aim is to discover the appropriate response if terrorists are well-organized and have the popular support and other resources necessary to conduct a protracted campaign. Five cases have been selected for detailed examination: Northern Ireland (1970- ), Spain (1975- ), Italy (1977- ), Uruguay (1968-73) and Cyprus (1955-59). This group includes the three most important on-going campaigns and two concluded campaigns which served as prototypes for many later groups."

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1982-06
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