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Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution$
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Nicholas Bamforth and Peter Leyland

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199670024

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.001.0001

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Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Nicholas Bamforth

Peter Leyland

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins by exploring the prominent role of accountability in contemporary discussions of constitutional law and practice. It considers debates over the range of relationships which should be categorized as concerning accountability, and the forms of accountability that should be prioritized. It briefly sets out the book's purpose, which is to develop the idea of accountability in the context of constitutional and public law. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   accountability, constitutional law, constitution, public law, English law

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