Corpus ID: 157335695

US targeted killing, secrecy, and the erosion of the assassination norm

  title={US targeted killing, secrecy, and the erosion of the assassination norm},
  author={Andris Banka},
  • Andris Banka
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • The objective of this thesis is twofold. First, by employing the norm ‘life’ and ‘death’ cycles grounded in constructivist scholarship, the research aims at determining to what extent the domestic norm against assassination in the United States has been weakened in the light of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the advent of new technologies, namely Predator drones. To that end, the study conceptualizes the norm and provides a historical look of targeted killings as a foreign policy tool. It… CONTINUE READING


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