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Emergency politics in the 21st century
by Jonathan White
About this EXP
Jonathan White, Deputy Head of the European Institute and Professor in Politics at the London School of Economics, talks about emergency politics.
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Key point 1
Emergency rule can be understood as a supposedly temporary situation when exceptional times are said to demand exceptional measures.
Key point 2
In theory, it should be possible to return to the status quo ante after a period of emergency politics; in practice, it isn’t that clear.
Key point 3
If modern crises are profound and long-standing, perhaps we should be sceptical about emergency rule.
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