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Title: Terrorism, homeland safety and event management


Authors: Geoffrey R. Skoll; Maximiliano E. Korstanje


Criminal Justice Department, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, NY, USA
Department of Economics, University of Palermo, Larrea 1076 3 Floor Buenos Aires, Argentina


Abstract: As the last attacks on Boston showed terrorism is based not only on speculation but also on surprise. Terrorists do not want to destroy or to kill everybody, their goal is aimed to inflict and administrate fear to the witnesses. The fact is that tourism and mega-events represented a fertile source to perpetrate terrorist attacks, not only for the casualties but also by the psychological effects on citizenry. This paper explores the nature of terrorism in the context of leisure as well as proposing a valid model to understand the connection among tourism, event management and terrorism.


Keywords: terrorism; fear; event management; tourism; leisure; rules; surprise; homeland safety; terrorist attacks; psychological effects.


DOI: 10.1504/IJHEM.2014.062869


Int. J. of Hospitality and Event Management, 2014 Vol.1, No.1, pp.95 - 110


Submission date: 17 May 2013
Date of acceptance: 12 Jul 2013
Available online: 22 Jun 2014



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