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The Limits of Russian Democratisation

Emergency Powers and States of Emergency, 1st Edition

By Alexander Domrin


208 pages

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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.

Table of 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

About the Series

BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

This series is published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies). The series comprises original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies in humanities and social science subjects.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General