• SEPARATION OF POWERS
    GOVERNMENT

    SEPARATION OF POWERS

    It is defined as the separation or division of political powers and functions among the three arms of government – the executive, legislature and judiciary. Each body should be constituted and be involved only in the administration of that department. For example, the executive should be solely involved in policy making and implementation. Liberal writers believe that power is dangerous and argue that it is normally bad for men to enjoy an excessive amount of it. Lord Acton declared in one of his writings that ?power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely’. Montesquieu, in his book, The Spirit of Laws, argued that if the legislature and executive. powers are in…

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