"This book brings good contemporary social science to the public debate about the role of terror in the modern democracy. In the natural world, we typically see that people who find terrorism threatening will be more likely to support authoritarian and security-minded policies, but it is hard to say how much of this set of beliefs stems from a genuine concern about terrorism rather than personality or political interests. Merolla and Zechmeister's original experiments give real purchase on these questions." - Michael MacKuen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"
About the Author
Jennifer L. Merolla is the Mary Nicolai–George Blair Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University. Elizabeth J. Zechmeister is assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.