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By Nicholas Michelsen

Politics and Suicide argues that when the old lineage of suicidal politics is known, the elemental importance of autodestruction to the political is still lower than tested. It contends that practices like suicide-bombing don't easily include an odd or irregular ‘suicidal’ articulation of the political, yet quite, that the lifestyles of suicidal politics tells us anything basic in regards to the political as such and wondering political violence extra broadly.

Recent global occasions have emphatically proven our want for instruments with which to enhance higher understandings of the politics of suicide. throughout the exploration of numerous arresting case-studies, together with the ‘Kamikaze’ bombers of worldwide warfare , Jan Palach’s self-immolation in 1969, chilly conflict nuclear deterrence, and the suicide-terrorist assaults of 11th of September Michelsen asks how we'd speak of a political suicide in any of those contexts. The e-book charts how political strategies ‘go suicidal’, and asks how we'd nonetheless reflect on them to be political in this kind of case. It investigates how suicide can functionality as ‘politics’.

A powerful contribution to the fields of philosophy and diplomacy thought, this paintings can also be of curiosity to scholars and students of political thought and terrorism & political violence.

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