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Published: 05 December 2013

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199965533

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Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy

Perspectives on Prerogative

Edited by Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman

  • Examines the costs and benefits associated with how governments have wielded extra-legal powers in times of emergencies
  • Surveys distinct models of emergency governments from the earliest frameworks of Roman prerogative to post-9/11 regulation
  • Includes one of the first systematic treatments of emergency powers in Jewish law (halakhah), and of Alexander Hamilton's theory of emergency power
  • Reintroduces key questions surrounding the limits of executive power in contemporary politics
  • Explores what justifies and allows the executive branch to act outside the law

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