Temporal boundaries of politics and law: Time out of joint: [Introduction]

Luigi Corrias, Lyana Francot

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTemporal Boundaries of Law and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationTime out of joint
EditorsLuigi Corrias, Lyana Francot
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351103473
ISBN (Print)9781138693975, 9780367404383
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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