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Impeachment in a Global Context: Law, Politics, and Comparative Practice

Monaghan, Chris ORCID: (2024) Impeachment in a Global Context: Law, Politics, and Comparative Practice. Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies . Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781032187402

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This volume considers the use of impeachment within a global context. The book brings together leading scholars and experts to give an insight into significant periods in the development of impeachment and its modern comparative use. Divided into five parts, the opening chapter introduces the topic and underlines its significance in terms of understanding the relationship and inter-dependence between politics, governance and the law. It also offers a novel conceptual framework that facilitates the global mapping of impeachment processes. Part I presents a thematic approach that explores the topic of impeachment through the lenses of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. With these themes in mind, Part II focuses on those parts of the world where impeachment is generally recognised as a core constitutional process including the United States, South Korea, Brazil and other countries in South America. Part III continues with the process of constitutional mapping by moving to a focus on those countries where impeachment is arguably an important but largely secondary or peripheral process. This includes chapters on Denmark, Iceland, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and flows through into Part IV’s focus on areas of the world where impeachment matters and may even be increasing in terms of visibility but, for a number of reasons, arguably exists within a satellite status in terms of constitutional processes and safeguards. The fifth and final section steps back in an attempt to assess impeachment processes from a broad comparative perspective. The collection presents the definitive text on impeachment for students and scholars with an interest in comparative public law, politics, and constitutional studies.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Impeachment, Comparative public law, Constitutional law, International relations
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Copyright Info: © 2024 selection and editorial matter; Chris Monaghan, Matthew Flinders, Aziz Z. Huq, © 2024 Individual chapters: The contributors.
Depositing User: Chris Monaghan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 10:09
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 04:00

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