Title

Making Sense of 'Public' Emergencies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Source Publication

Philosophy of Management. Volume 8, Number 2 (2009), p. 31-54.

Abstract

In this article, I seek to make sense of the oft-invoked idea of ‘public emergency’ and of some of its (supposedly) radical moral implications. I challenge controversial claims by Tom Sorell, Michael Walzer, and Giorgio Agamben, and argue for a more discriminating understanding of the category and its moral force.

Comments

This article was previously published as a research paper in the Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy series.