Title

Emergency, Legality, Sovereignty: Birmingham, 1963

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality

Abstract

It is widely recognized that times of national emergency put legality to its greatest test. In such times we rely on sovereign power to rescue us, to hold the danger at bay. Yet that power can and often does threaten the values of legality itself. Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality examines law’s complex relationship to sovereign power and emergency conditions. It puts today’s responses to emergency in historical and institutional context, reminding readers of the continuities and discontinuities in the ways emergencies are framed and understood at different times and in different situations.

ISBN

9781107629240

Publisher Information

Cambridge University Press

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