Permanent State of Emergency: Unchecked Executive Power and the Demise of the Rule of Law (Hardback)Ryan Alford (author)
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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
"Permanent State of Emergency is a timely and important book - it is difficult to find a volume that combines a focus on the critical idea of the rule of law with discussion of the contemporary problem of executive power, and otherwise impossible to find one that firmly roots its discussion in the history of the American executive." Paul Gowder, author of The Rule of Law in the Real World
"Permanent State of Emergency offers a compelling historical and theoretical analysis of executive power from a unique perspective. In light of President Trump, the argument of the book has only become more pressing and urgent, making this an indispensable guide to both recent and current events." Robert Diab, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
"Concluding that the U.S. government is now an elective dictatorship where systemic violations of basic rights can be carried out with impunity, Alford's utterly reasonable and objective study is a compelling, important call to restore democratic balance.
"Alford's work has many strengths, which make it a great addition as a study of presidential power in the twenty-first century. It makes important points at how far modern presidential power has drifted from its constitutional mooring, often with the comp
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