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Rational Choice Deterrence and Israeli Counter-Terrorism

  • Don Radlauer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3975)

Abstract

Deterrence is the “holy grail” of counter-terrorism: a strategy that offers the promise of reducing or eliminating terror attacks at minimal cost. Israel’s experience has shown, however, that while many tactics have been promoted as deterrents, very few have actually worked. As claimed deterrence can be used to justify retributive policies that are unjust or simply unwise, it is important to apply careful thought before implementing such policies.

Keywords

Rational Choice Deterrent Effect Rational Choice Theory Holy Grail Terror Attack 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Don Radlauer
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  1. 1.Associate, Institute for Counter-TerrorismInterdisciplinary CenterHerzliya

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