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Accountability, Impeachment and the Constitution: The Case for a Modernised Process in the United Kingdom

Monaghan, Chris (2022) Accountability, Impeachment and the Constitution: The Case for a Modernised Process in the United Kingdom. Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies . Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781032215815; eBook: 9781003269052

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Abstract

This book sets out and explores the case for a modernised impeachment process for the United Kingdom.

The work examines the present law and history of impeachment in the UK, which today is widely regarded as having fallen into desuetude and its procedures inappropriate for modern conditions. It discusses how impeachment operates in two countries, the United States and Denmark, selected respectively for their marked differences and similarities to the United Kingdom’s political and constitutional system, for the purposes of illumination and possible lessons for a new impeachment process. The book seeks to provide a balanced and independent examination of the case for this, concluding that it would have a valuable role to play in the future development of the United Kingdom’s system of politics and government. It concludes by setting out a detailed model for the structure, working, and effect of impeachment.

The book will be of interest to students, academics and policy-makers working in the areas of Constitutional Law and Politics.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Copyright Info: 2022 Chris Monaghan
Depositing User: Chris Monaghan
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 15:09
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 15:19
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/11980

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