Talk:Rule by decree
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France and USA are dictatorships
Is this article basically saying that strictly speaking, France and USA are dictatorships? --Rebroad 19:52, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
I've removed some of the piece dealing with rule with decree in Venezuela as it states that Chavez is going to shut down opposition television. This needs to be referenced and as I've been looking on reputible news channels I can't see this anywhere. Probably the nasty Republicans at work. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:36, 1 February 2007 (UTC).
- The channel RCTV (Radio Caracas Television) will be shut down in a couple of weeks because its permit to transmit (I don't know what the word is in english, sorry) expired and Chavez opposes renovating it because RCTV was an open supporter of the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt. Chavez, today, is ruling by some sort of "temporary rule by decree", a power given to him by parliament to make the changes he sees necessary to shift the country from the previous form of government to a new one. I believe this type of power is not uncommon and is mostly used after a country has had a dictator (or any type of government that most people agrees was bad) and needs to make lots of changes as fast as possible. I'm not so sure about this last part which is the reason I wanted to read this article. (Antonio.sierra 14:38, 2 May 2007 (UTC))
A broader view?
With all due to respect to Giorgio Agamben, this article seems to be more about what Giorgio Agamben has to say about rule by decree rather than about what rule by decree is, was, etc. --22.214.171.124 17:37, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
I wonder if this Giorgio Agamben is an author of Wikipedia...
India was ruled by Indira under emergency, allowed by the president of India, to rule by decree. Can this information be added?
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been granted power by the National Assembly to rule by decree for 18 months in early 2007. He intends to nationalize Venezuela's telecommunications and power industries, end foreign ownership of oil refineries, and shut down opposition television as part of his "Bolivarian Revolution."
When this happened, I heard on on somewhere (I think it was BBC) that in fact rule by decree powers are fairly common in Venezuelan recent history. If true, the article needs to be updated since the way it is now may mislead people to think this is a somewhat unusual move Nil Einne 14:24, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I removed the reference to opposition TV. The BBC reference supports the idea that he wants to shut down the opposition TV but it's not 100% clear if his action requires his rule by decree power. Definitely it wasn't one of the thing's he said he wanted to do as the article appeared to suggest to me. If someone can find a reliable source which says it will require his rule by decree power then your welcome to re-include but otherwise it should be left out. In any case, this isn't the article to go into too much depth as to what Chavez does and doesn't do with his rule by decree power.  Nil Einne 14:36, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
"Most prominent example" ?
In the section on the 1933 German decree, it says The most prominent example in history..., but this seems like a bold statement to make in an encyclopedic entry. I am not a student of history, and perhaps historians are generally in agreement that this is the "most prominent", but I suspect that this depends on where you live. SJFriedl (talk) 15:07, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
lots more to say about the French version
The use of décrets-loi in France was quite extensive during the Third and Fourth Republics. Perhaps it should have its own article, or at least a section here. There's quite a bit about it at fr:Décret-loi that perhaps someone with better French could translate. --Delirium (talk) 05:24, 11 February 2008 (UTC)