How should we analyse political assassination, its causes and consequences? Should we examine the psychological motivations of the assassin? Should we attempt to assess the social or ideological climate of opinion that prevailed at the time of the assassination? These considerations may well lead us in the wrong direction, because we can ask the very same questions about any act of murder-any such crime inspired by greed or passion. The real question is what is political about political assassination. Or more precisely, what kind of policy making, and what kind of political conception was assassinated?
|Title of host publication||Challenges to Democracy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© Raphael Cohen-Almagor 2000. All rights reserved.
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- Social Sciences (all)