Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Paperback)
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Short Description for Law in Times of Crisis Presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers.
- Published: 31 October 2006
- Format: Paperback 516 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521541237 ISBN 10: 0521541239
- Sales rank: 935,009
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three models of emergency powers are used to offer a conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.