Bonnie Honig, Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Author
Karina Shyrokykh
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Central European University Political Science Journal
Volume
6
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
May 2011
Institution
Central European University
Abstract
The state of emergency is a situation when an ordinary life and ordinary laws are not valid any more, and thus, the situation demands emergency decisions. The question is how we deal with such situations and what principles and laws we follow. Discussion of emergency politics has always been a complicated and essential issue for every country, especially so for democratic countries nowadays. It contains many controversial dimensions and inevitably involves us in a discussion of democratic principles, sovereignty, law and human rights. Bonnie Honig enters the discussion with a clear emphasis on democratic values and human rights.
Topic
Human Rights