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Targeted Killing
A Legal and Political History

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  • Date Published: May 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107114852

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  • Looking beyond the events of the second intifada and 9/11, this book reveals how targeted killing is intimately embedded in both Israeli and US statecraft, and in the problematic relationship between sovereign authority and lawful violence underpinning the modern state system. It details the legal and political issues raised in targeted killing as it has emerged in practice, including questions of domestic constitutional authority, the use of force in international law, the law of belligerent occupation, the law of targeting and human rights law. The distinctive nature of Israeli and US targeted killing is analysed in terms of the compulsion of legality characteristic of the liberal constitutional state, a compulsion that demands the ability to distinguish between legal 'targeted killing' and extra-legal 'political assassination'. The effect is a highly legalized framework for the extraterritorial killing of designated terrorists that may significantly affect the international law of force.

    • Provides an historical account of the concept of targeted killing which helps readers understand it as a concept that has emerged alongside the expansion of the practices that it seeks to describe and legitimise
    • Corrects the prevailing understanding that targeted killing emerged by way of departure from existing policies and legal positions in the contexts of the second intifada and 9/11, highlighting instead a much longer and mutually productive relationship with law
    • Covers drone technology as part of the chronicling of targeted killing, thereby giving much needed legal, political and historical context to the contemporary debate about drones
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    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107114852
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Targeted killing in the history of Israel, the United States and international law
    2. The emergence of targeted killing in the Israeli-Palestinian Common Entrapment of Enmity
    3. The emergence of targeted killing in an American homeland which is the planet
    4. Targeted killing and the struggle over international law's sanctioning of lethal force
    5. The law of targeted killing.

  • Author

    Markus Gunneflo, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
    Markus Gunneflo is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in public international law at Lund University, Sweden, where he researches the theory and history of international law, particularly in the areas of the use of force, humanitarian law, human rights and migration.

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