Political Assassinations and International Politics
Routledge – 2014 – 208 pages
Series: Political Violence
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.
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