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Prosecuting a president is divisive and sometimes destabilizing – here's why many countries do it anyway

By Victor Menaldo, Professor of Political Science, Co-founder of the Political Economy Forum, University of Washington
James D. Long, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Morgan Wack, Doctoral Student in Political Science, University of Washington
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Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.The Conversation


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