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Identification and analysis of major risk factors causing national terrorism

Andrey Vadimovich Novikov (Department of Political Science and Sociology, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Andrey Petrovich Koshkin (Department of Political Science and Sociology, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation)

Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

ISSN: 1759-6599

Publication date: 27 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

National terrorism is a comprehensive problem caused by various factors and conditions that give rise to or are capable of giving rise to it. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The purpose of this study is to identify the main risk factors contributing to the emergence of terrorism, based on an expert survey of the academic community and law enforcement officers who are directly involved in the security sector in the Russian regions.

Findings

The study identified 72 causes of national terrorism, which were then transformed into a questionnaire. The findings helped identify 18 major risk factors associated with the emergence of terrorism.

Originality/value

It was concluded that the elimination of these risk factors would generally reduce the impact of more insignificant factors. The results of the study may be useful for countries and national regions exposed to a high level of terrorist activity.

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Citation

Novikov, A.V. and Koshkin, A.P. (2019), "Identification and analysis of major risk factors causing national terrorism", Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-01-2019-0402

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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