WHO decides on the exception? Securitization and emergency governance in global health

  title={WHO decides on the exception? Securitization and emergency governance in global health},
  author={Tine Hanrieder and Christian Kreuder-Sonnen},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={331 - 348}
This article analyses the emergency governance of international organizations by combining securitization theory with legal theory on the state of exception. Our main argument is that where issues are securitized as global threats, exceptionalism can emerge at the level of supranational bodies, endowing them with the decisionist authority to define emergencies and guide political responses. We theorize the ‘emergency trap’, which is triggered when the emergency powers of international… 

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