Law in Times of Crisis
Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice
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Law in Times of Crisis by Oren Gross
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521541237
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Oren Gross
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Presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers.
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Author Biography - Oren Gross
Irving Younger Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor of Law and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster.
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