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The Rule of Crisis: Terrorism, Emergency Legislation and the Rule of Law

Edited by: Pierre Auriel, Olivier Beaud, Carl Wellman

ISBN13: 9783319744728
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £101.00

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This book analyzes emergency legislations formed in response to terrorism. In recognition that different countries, with different legal traditions, have different solutions, it adopts a comparative point of view. The countries profiled include America, France, Israel, Poland, Germany and United Kingdom. The goal is not to offer judgment on one response or the other. Rather, the contributors offer a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the entire concept. In the process, they draw attention to the inadaptability of traditional legal and philosophical categories in a new and changing political world.

The contributors first criticize the idea of these legislations. They then go on to develop different models to respond to these crises. They build a general analytical framework by answering such questions as: What is an emergency legislation? What kinds of emergencies justify laws of this nature? Why is contemporary terrorism such a specific emergency justifying new laws? Using legal and philosophical reflections, this study looks at how we are changing society.

Coverage also provides historical experiences of emergency legislations to further illustrate this point. In the end, readers will gain insight into the long-term consequences of these legislations and how they modify the very work of the rule of law.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conceptual Analysis and Emergency Legislation
Part I: Concepts and Justification of Emergency Legislations
Chapter 3. Emergencies in Sober Hobbesianism
Chapter 4. The State of Exception and the Terrorist Threat - An Obsolete Combination
Chapter 5. The Continued Exceptionalism of the American Response to Daesh
Chapter 6. Dignity, Emergency, Exception
Part II: Risk and Failure of Emergency Legislations
Chapter 7. Reconciling International Human Rights Law with Executive Non-Trial-Based Counter-Terror Measures: The Case of UK Temporary Exclusion Orders
Chapter 8. Polish Martial Law on the Docket - Judging the Past and the Clash of Judicial Narratives
Chapter 9. Emergency as a State of Mind - The Case of Israel
Chapter 10. The French Case or the Hidden Dangers of a Long Term State of Emergency
Chapter 11. Anything Goes: How does French Law Deal with the State of Emergency (1955-2015)?
Chapter 12. The German Reticence vis-a-vis the State of Emergency.