Palestinian Suicide Bombing Revisited: A Critique of the Outbidding Thesis

Author
Robert J. Brym, Bader Araj
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
ROBERT J. BRYM and BADER ARAJ contest Mia Bloom's out-bidding thesis, which holds that suicide attacks are a currency for outbidding rivals in the competition for popular support. They find that public opinion data are inconsistent with the outbidding thesis and argue that support for suicide bombing is more a function of social solidarity than competition within the Palestinian community.
Political Geography
Palestine