Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice: The Long Shadow of Carl Schmitt

Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice: The Long Shadow of Carl Schmitt

by Michael Head

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134795369
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Head is Professor of Law, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published a substantial range of books and refereed articles relating to public law, legal theory and civil liberties.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: emergency powers and the shadow of Carl Schmitt; Emergency powers on the rise: case studies; Critical lessons of history; Martial law, emergency doctrines, official lawlessness and judicial complicity; Legality and semi-legality: ’models of accommodation’ and ’business as usual’; Models of extra-legality and illegality: Carl Schmitt’s lengthening shadow; Capitalism and dictatorial powers: a Marxist critique; Britain: ’civil contingencies’ and prerogative powers; The United States: presidential powers and declarations of emergency; Australia: vague emergency plans; International human rights law: no protection; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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