Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy
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This book intervenes in contemporary debates about the threat posed to democratic life by political emergencies. Must emergency necessarily enhance and centralize top-down forms of sovereignty? Those who oppose executive branch enhancement often turn instead to law, insisting on the sovereignty of the rule of law or demanding that law rather than force be used to resolve c

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Published May 14th 2014 by Princeton University Press (first published 2009)
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Gregory Kaplan
Beautifully written and tightly argued. Depends a lot upon Hannah Arendt's conception of natality. The reading of Jewish thought (that is, Franz Rosenzweig) is unsatisying -- unfortunately because it's the most novel aspect of the book's contribution to political theory.
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Bonnie Honig is a political and legal theorist specialized in democratic and feminist theory. She is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and Senior Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. She received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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