Nytt papper av Christian Bjørnskov och Stefan Voigt i Public Choice om hur regeringar hanterar möjligheten att deklarera undantagstillstånd (state of emergency). Ur abstract:
[...] the more advantages emergency constitutions confer to the executive, the higher the number of people killed as a consequence of a natural disaster, controlling for its severity. As this is an unexpected result, we discuss a number of potential explanations, the most plausible being that governments use natural disasters as a pretext to enhance their power. Furthermore, the easier it is to call a state of emergency, the larger the negative effects on basic human rights