The Circle of War and Emergency

in Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226522081
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226522104 | DOI:
The Circle of War and Emergency

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This chapter discusses how war feeds on emergency and emergency on war. It highlights the presence of violence within this circular relationship between war and emergency and analyzes the function of violence in American civic war. The chapter also discusses how expansions of the power to make war in the twentieth century occurred within an even more encompassing constitutional development: the growth of general emergency powers.

Keywords: war; emergency powers; violence; American civic war; constitutional development

Chapter.  16702 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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