Comparing Impeachment Regimes
44 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2019 Last revised: 20 Feb 2020
Date Written: September 24, 2019
Impeachment is an important mechanism for removing officials in many of the world's political systems, particularly the presidential democracies. There is very little scholarly literature comparing impeachment regimes, however, especially literature that discusses both the legal and the political factors that shape how impeachment regimes function. This essay draws on the impeachment regimes of the United States and the Republic of Korea to propose an initial framework for conducting comparative impeachment research, a framework that takes into account both legal and political factors. It is hoped that this framework will provide a basis for future comparative impeachment research and scholarship.
Keywords: Impeachment, President, Constitution, Congress, Politics, Comparative Law, United States, Korea
JEL Classification: k1, k3, k4
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