Political Assassinations and International Politics

By Suchitra Dutta

© 2017 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415418003
pub: 2017-07-31
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About the Book

This book examines the phenomenon of political assassinations in the contemporary world.

It makes a clear distinction between a murder, an assassination and a political assassination although there may indeed be some overlap between the terms. Suchitra Dutta analyzes the various justifications that can be used in order to assess whether or not political assassinations can ever be justified, particularly focusing on the consequentialist/utilitarianist approach, the Just War tradition, and terroristic justification. Discussing specific cases such as those of Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin and Rajiv Gandhi, it provides an analysis of the contemporary state of the political assassination regime.

Political Assassinations and International Politics will be of interest to academics working on terrorism, security and ethics related issues.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. Justifications 4. Assassination of Anwar Sadat 5. Assassination of Rajiv Ghandi 6. Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin 7. Political Assassination Regime 8. Conclusion

About the Series

Political Violence

This book series contains sober, thoughtful and authoritative academic accounts of terrorism and political violence. Its aim is to produce a useful taxonomy of terror and violence through comparative and historical analysis in both national and international spheres. Each book discusses origins, organisational dynamics and outcomes of particular forms and expressions of political violence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security