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Disclosure, not disqualification: A democratic proposal to promote the fidelity of elected representatives to the people

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What is the appropriate role for public law in promoting the fidelity of elected representatives to the people? We examine the qualification (and disqualification) of representatives in five common law jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We identify requirements seeking to ensure integrity and competency, and avoid conflicts of interest. We argue all are undemocratic, because courts do not need to intervene where electors could make their ...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8222-0618
Publisher:
Thomson Reuters
Journal:
Public Law Review More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Pages:
190-210
Publication date:
2019-11-29
Acceptance date:
2019-05-16
ISSN:
1034-3024
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pubs:998912
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uuid:1ee6b88e-be3e-4d7d-bb4f-2e7348ad62db
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pubs:998912
Source identifiers:
998912
Deposit date:
2019-05-16

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