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The Politics Of Emergency

Monday, April 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

A Political Theory Workshop

April 4, 2016
09:00 am – 6:30 pm

(Conference Room, Second Floor)
4 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003

Almost all constitutions are designed to cope with imminent danger to the life of the nation. They allow the government to preserve the prevailing constitutional order by taking exceptional measures. The existence of these "emergency powers" raise important theoretical questions regarding the nature of law and its relation to the state, their integration in a liberal constitutional order, as well as their ability to pursue their proclaimed aims in the context of new threats such as global terrorism. This workshop will bring together distinguished scholars who are presently working in this field of political theory.

09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Andreas Kalyvas, New School for Social Research

The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, City University of New York

What's Wrong With Militant Democracy?

03:00 pm – 06:30pm

Bernard Manin, New York University

The Emergency Paradigm and the New Terrorism. What if the End of Terrorism Was Not in Sight?

Vanessa Codaccioni, University Paris VIII

State of Exception, Extraordinary Justice and Exceptional Courts in France During the Fifth Republic

Papers will be pre-circulated.
Please RSVP by April 1, 2016 at