Causes and results of political assassination: On rabin’s legacy

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges to Democracy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351751742
ISBN (Print)9781138726611
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Raphael Cohen-Almagor 2000. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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