Going beyond the roman dictator: A comprehensive approach to emergency rule, with evidence from latin america

Claire Wright

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The aim of this article is to contribute to the debate on emergency rule, a practice that democratic theory has struggled to conceptualize. Accordingly, this article differs from existing approaches, which mainly focus on the constitutional design of regimes of exception and tend to identify the institution of the Roman dictator as their source. In contrast, we offer a comprehensive approach, considering other historical sources of emergency rule, going beyond the dichotomy of constitutional and de facto emergency, and focusing specifically on the types of emergency powers involved: executive, legislative and judicial. We propose a different way of conceptualizing emergency rule, following a political rather than a constitutional logic, and we illustrate this different conceptualization by offering evidence from Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala to demonstrate how this comprehensive approach works in practice.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)713-734
Número de páginas22
PublicaciónDemocratization
Volumen19
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 ago 2012
Publicado de forma externa

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geografía, planificación y desarrollo
  • Ciencias políticas y relaciones internacionales

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