The Resource Emergency politics : paradox, law, democracy, Bonnie Honig

Emergency politics : paradox, law, democracy, Bonnie Honig

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Emergency politics : paradox, law, democracy
Title
Emergency politics
Title remainder
paradox, law, democracy
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Honig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 conflicts with enemies. But are these the only options? Or are there more democratic ways to respond to invocations of emergency politics? Looking at how emergencies in the past and present have shaped the development of democracy, Bonnie Honig argues that democratic politics are always a struggle to weigh the value of necessities - food, security, and housing - against the achievement of a richer life across the full range of human aspirations. Emphasizing the connections between mere life and more life, emergence and emergency, Honig argues that emergencies call us to attend anew to a neglected paradox of democratic politics: that we need good citizens with aspirational ideals to make good politics while we need good politics to infuse citizens with idealism." "Honig takes a broad approach to emergency, considering immigration politics, new rights claims, contemporary food politics and the infrastructure of consumption, and the limits of law during the Red Scare of the early twentieth century. Taking its bearings from Moses Mendelssohn, Franz Rosenzweig, and other Jewish thinkers, this is a major contribution to modern thought about the challenges and risks of democratic orientation and action in response to emergency."--Jacket
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committed to retain for EAST
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Honig, Bonnie
Index
index present
LC call number
JF251
LC item number
.H66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executive power
  • Democracy
  • Sovereignty
  • Democracy
  • Executive power
  • Sovereignty
  • Ausnahmezustand
  • Demokratie
  • Notstand
  • Politische Theorie
  • Souveränität
  • Staatsrecht
  • Souveränität
  • Vollziehende Gewalt
  • Demokratie
  • Demokrati
  • Suveränitet
  • Developing countries
  • Entwicklungsländer
Label
Emergency politics : paradox, law, democracy, Bonnie Honig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Surviving -- Ch. 1. Beginnings -- Ch. 2. Emergence -- Ch. 3. Decision -- Ch. 4. Orientation -- Ch. 5. Proximity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780691142982
Lccn
2009004663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)301948774
Label
Emergency politics : paradox, law, democracy, Bonnie Honig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Surviving -- Ch. 1. Beginnings -- Ch. 2. Emergence -- Ch. 3. Decision -- Ch. 4. Orientation -- Ch. 5. Proximity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780691142982
Lccn
2009004663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)301948774

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