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The Limits of Russian Democratisation

Emergency Powers and States of Emergency

By Alexander Domrin

Routledge – 2005 – 208 pages

Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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Description

Written by an established scholar in the field, this text examines the nature of emergency powers and their use in the Russian constitution. It explores the use of such powers in Russian history, comparing the Russian situation with those that exist in other countries and discussing the legal thought underpinning such powers. The practicalities and theories of emergency orders are traced throughout history with Dormin arguing that the longer an emergency regime lasts, the less effective the measure becomes.

With original research and remarkable insight, this text will be of interest to scholars examining the new Russia, its rulers, conflicts and motives, as well as its political systems.

Contents

1. Legal Origins and Evolution of the ‘Emergency Powers’ Concept 2. Elements of the Constitutional Mechanism of a State of Emergency 3. Legal Regulation of Emergency Powers in Imperial Russia 4. Emergency Powers and States of Emergency in Soviet and Contemporary Russian Law

Name: The Limits of Russian Democratisation: Emergency Powers and States of Emergency (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Alexander Domrin. Written by an established scholar in the field, this text examines the nature of emergency powers and their use in the Russian constitution. It explores the use of such powers in Russian history, comparing the Russian situation with those that exist in...
Categories: Public Law, Human Rights Law & Civil Liberties, Russian & Soviet Politics, Government