Emergencies and the Limits of Legality

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Most modern states turn swiftly to law in an emergency. The global response to the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States was no exception, and the wave of legislative responses is well documented. Yet there is an ever-present danger, borne out by historical and contemporary events, that even the most well-meaning executive, armed with extraordinary powers, will abuse them. This inevitably leads to another common tendency in an emergency, to invoke law not only to empower the state but also in a bid to constrain it. ...

Emergencies and the Limits of Legality 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107403901

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Emergencies and the Limits of Legality 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521895996

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