The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Politics After a Nuclear Crisis
Tags Legal SystemThe Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory
Contained in the legal systems of almost all modern liberal democratic states is the provision for extraordinary executive power to be exercised in emergencies. This power is variously called martial law, state of siege, constitutional emergency powers, and constitutional dictatorship. This power is designed for use both in the event of war and in the face of civil unrest, and many governments make extensive preparations for these contingencies.
Volume 9, Number 2 (1990)
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Watner, Carl B. "Metaphor In the Libertarian Tradition." Journal of Libertarian Studies 9, No. 2 (1990): 69–78.