Our time is out of joint. The global state of affairs appears - not unlike Hamlet’s Denmark - dislocated, chaotic, violent and uncertain. We live with an enduring terrorist threat, materializing in attacks such as those in New York, Madrid, Paris, Brussels and London. The threat has evoked a war on terrorism by nation-states, a war that has proved to be a game changer when it comes to fundamental rules and values, such as the rule of law, legal certainty and justice. Caught right in the middle of this war are we, the citizens. We live in an enduring ‘state of exception’. 1 The rights to privacy, freedom of movement and of speech, just to name a few, are under siege now that safety and security prevail.
|Title of host publication||Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Time out of joint|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Mar 2018|