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Извънредното положение като средство за управление на кризи
The State of Emergency as a Tool for Crisis Management

Author(s): Rada Smedovska-Toneva
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Security and defense, Labour and Social Security Law
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Etat d ’urgence; Emergency Powers; Extraordinary Regime; State of Emergency; State of Sanitary Emergency
Summary/Abstract: At first glance the state of emergency is an attractive instrument for dealing with different kind of crisis. It gives to the executive power extraordinary prerogatives in order to manage with and control a concrete extreme situation. It seems like emergency and crisis are used as synonyms; which makes the suspension of a state of emergency a difficult task. In this context; the text examines in a comparative perspective that very state of emergency; its practical implementation and the appearance of new notions related to the sanitary emergency. Is it possible to talk about it as an effective instrument of managing social crisis and public fear and what are the consequences?