How Long Can France’s State of Emergency Last?

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France’s state of emergency in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks has been predominately intended as a measure of public reassurance, writes Emile Chabal. He suggests that current efforts to enshrine the state of emergency provisions into the French constitution ignore its ineffectiveness and its problematic colonial origins.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 75
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2016


  • Executive power
  • France
  • Security
  • State of emergency
  • Terrorism


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