In Europe, emergency politics has become unexceptional
Governments have accumulated extraordinary powers through emergency politics in crisis times. Although exceptional measures may be needed for exceptional times, José Piquer questions the notion of 'exceptionalism' and shows how such politics has become a persistent feature. The result is a weakening of democratic quality and a blurring of political party lines.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 16 December 2021
In Spain, the exceptionalist rhetoric and the over-production of decrees have gone hand in hand with the accumulation of extraordinary powers, José Piquer writes.