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By Victor V. Ramraj,Arun K. Thiruvengadam

what's the relevance of up to date debates over emergency powers for nations located in Asia? What function does, and may, the structure play in constraining those powers? The essays during this assortment tackle those matters, drawing on emergency events in over 20 international locations in Asia as a ready-made laboratory for exploring the connection among emergency powers and constitutionalism. This quantity hence rests squarely on the intersection of 2 debates – a debate over the power of legislation to constrain the invocation and use of emergency powers by way of the administrative in instances of trouble, and a debate over the character and viability of constitutionalism in Asia. At this intersection are basic questions on constitutionalism and the character of the fashionable kingdom, questions that invite criminal, political, sociological and ancient analysis.

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