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While a more detailed theory of spaces of exception might have been conceptually satisfying, Agamben downplays this aspect in favor of conveying a more general theory of insecurity. The Purse and the Sword. The polarity is present and acts at each point of the field. Then you may suddenly have zones of indecidability or indifference.

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For an accessible overview of post-Holocaust Continental ethics, see B enjamin C. Giorgio Agamben, State of Exception Stato di eccezione.

A H istorical and L egal S tudy ] F. Quite ecceziobe, Agamben aligns the senatus consultum with subsequent exercises of emergency powers because he does not find in the dictatorship the qualities of simultaneity and contradiction that he wants to bring to the foreground.

Citing articles via Web of Science 2. Constitutionalists will find this unsatisfying. However, Agamben draws a more extreme conclusion.

The refugees, pawns in the hands of time and politics, then find themselves permanent residents of these spaces of exception. The importance of this model has only increased over time.


Even if we accept this kind of paradigm shopping as a valid way to make critical, phenomenological, or ethical assessments, Agamben’s method frustrates his potential contributions to comparative or historical inquiry. E ine S tudie aus der romischen R echtgeschichte [T he I ustitium: Thus, far from treating it as a questio facticonstitutionalists have been forced to reconceptualize entirely states of emergency.

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Despite their normative dissonance, the arbitrary detentions and the other apparent suspensions of due process standards that followed are not particularly surprising from the point of view of mainstream constitutional debates. Agamben repeats this claim often but never as a positive case for the expansion of rights or for the formal delimitation of emergency measures.

Even if the form of the declaration is relatively informal, it would not be correct to identify the senatus consultum ultimum as a legal void. As a descriptive matter, the insufficiency of the traditional dichotomies is evidenced by two features of modern agambwn measures: In effect, Agamben is working backwards from a reading of Benjamin’s dictum, and he thinks he finds in the senatus consultum a precedent for the state of exception as a period of anomie.

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S toneP erilous T imes: I mean that we need a logic of the field, as in physics, where it is impossible to draw a line clearly and separate two different substances. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Agamben could have advanced a thicker sense of preservation and formalism beyond the point at which the imagination of constitutionalists might sometimes fail.


The true reason for the shift in models is that Agamben is carrying over a peculiar ambivalence from Homo Sacer. Interviewed in the German Law JournalAgamben describes this methodology in his clearest terms thus far: A G uide for the P erplexed Continuum Books 81— Whatever the response to Agamben’s announcement in Europe where philosophers are considered important public figuresin the United States where they are less veneratedhis statement was greeted with a certain degree of incredulity.

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Public Law in Germany: If the reader does not accept Agamben’s philosophical reorientation, the historical contribution to contemporary debates will seem modest. The move from a specific, procedurally circumscribed authorization to an eccezioone suspension corresponds to the conceptual shift—from the exception understood as an alternative rule to the exception as a gap or void in the law.

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First—and this is a tendency that Agamben notes in modern Western democracies, now taking hold elsewhere as well—emergency regimes tend to deal with ecceziohe through so-called special laws rather than constitutional provisions or ad hoc decrees. Reminding ourselves of Europe as a savage continent. While innumerable debates and insights may be drawn from this slim volume, 8 I will limit this review to three areas: