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Influence of the type of political regime upon the choice of targets of suicide bomb attacks
Abstract.This article is dedicated to examination of the influence of the type of political regime upon the logics of choosing the targets of suicide bomb attacks. It is claimed that the choice by suicide bombers of the objects of attack for the purpose of coercing the government to adopt the profitable for terrorist decisions leans on the expectation of increasing the costs and expanses of conflict for the state. The increase of expanses can request from terrorist to attack diverse types of objects depending on the type of political regime, through which can be attained the change of political course. The research is based on the statistical method, with application of regression analysis, particularly probit regression. The acquired results testify to the fact that the more authoritarian is the regime, the higher is the probability that the suicide bombers will attach the governmental rather than civilian objects. In an attempt to create the maximally possible pressure on the government, the logics of terrorism adjusts to the type of regime, affecting the choice of objects within the states being targeted.
Keywords: civilian target, autocracies, democracies, rational choice, the targets of the attacks, suicide bomber, terrorism, political regime, government objectives, regression analysis
Article was received:22-02-2018
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .