Political assassination: A historian’s perspective

Elie Barnavi*

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Political assassination is the shortest way to attain a political goal. Sometimes this quite expeditious method fells modest victims, hardly known to the general public; mostly, however, it is applied to powerful and prominent personalities-heads of government or of State, in any case people who play a major political role in their countries. It is to these cases that I shall refer in this paper, in an attempt to offer some kind of typology of political assassination according to regimes, in a historical perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges to Democracy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351751742
ISBN (Print)9781138726611
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


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