Terrorism is related to psychological damage and has imposed different destructions on the economy of many countries. However, there is limited research undertaken so far to review the root causes of terrorism. For this reason, this paper address a review of literature on the root causes of terrorism. By reviewing these articles, it is found that main causes of terrorism are unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and bad governance.By reviewing the 40 articles, published in Scopus Index Journal and in Web of Science Index Journal from the year 2011 to 2020, this paper provides the data about these articles. The systematic literature review shows that most work has been done in developed countries. In this review, main objective of these papers are also discussed
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