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Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies series promotes state-of-the-art analyses that reflect and interrogate the shifting accountability landscape from a range of perspectives. The series embraces a rich seam of scholarship that encompasses the analysis of blame-games, notions of responsible government, concerns about delegation and patronage, impeachment processes, crises management, multi-level governance, public trust, accountability webs and overloads, plus the cultural, historical and psychological foundations of accountability processes. The core focus or intellectual glue that binds this broad range of topics together is a recognition that the dynamics of public accountability are changing as a result of complex social, economic, cultural and technologically-driven trends. These trends place pressure on traditional assumptions and processes as they struggle to cope with increasing complexity and fluidity. This is the accountability challenge that every book in this series is expected to in some way address and engage with.

The series welcomes proposals for monographs, edited collections and shorter works by established and early-career academics from a range of disciplines that span the arts, humanities and social sciences. Inter-disciplinary studies are particularly encouraged, as are approaches that seek to challenge dominant frameworks of ‘self-evident’ truths. The series is designed for a global audience, welcoming contributions that address national, comparative and international issues.

Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics and Founding Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Chris Monaghan is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester, UK.

Thomas Schillemans is Professor of Public Administration at the Utrecht University School of Governance, the Netherlands.

Ellen Rock is a Senior Lecturer for the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Advisory Board

Professor Robert Blackburn QC, King's College London, UK

Professor Cheryl Saunders, University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Graham Gee, University of Sheffield, UK

Professor Mark Bovens, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Professor Richard Mulgan, Australian National University, Australia

Professor Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Professor AJ Brown, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Robin Creyke, Australian National University, Australia

Professor Charles Fombad, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Professor Peter Cane, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Richard Albert, University of Texas, USA

Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, University of Notre Dame, USA

Dr Se-Shauna Wheatle, University of Durham, UK

Professor Aida Torres Pérez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Professor Philip E. Tetlock, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Christel Koop, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Yannis Papadopoulos, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Kaifeng Yang, Florida State University, US, and Renmin University, China

Madalina Busuioc, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Barbara Romzek, American University, Washington DC, US

Wouter van Dooren, Antwerp University, Belgium

Janet McLean, University of Auckland 

Professor Margit Cohn, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Professor Carol Harlow, London School of Economics, UK

Melvin Dubnick, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, USA


3 Series Titles

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Monaghan, Matthew Flinders, Aziz Z. Huq
February 06, 2024

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...

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

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

1st Edition

By Chris Monaghan
January 29, 2024

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 United Kingdom, which today is widely regarded as having fallen into desuetude and its procedures inappropriate for modern ...

British Origins and American Practice of Impeachment

British Origins and American Practice of Impeachment

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Monaghan, Matthew Flinders
December 12, 2023

This collection brings together historians, political scientists and legal scholars to explore the Anglo-American origins of impeachment and its use in the USA. Impeachment originated in England during the Good Parliament of 1376. It was used, subject to several periods of disuse, until the ...

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