The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Politics After a Nuclear Crisis

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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07/30/2014Brian Martin

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)


Brian Martin

Brian Martin is in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wollongong. 

Cite This Article

Watner, Carl B. "Metaphor In the Libertarian Tradition." Journal of Libertarian Studies 9, No. 2 (1990): 69–78.