BAROŠ, Jiří, Pavel DUFEK and David KOSAŘ. Unpacking the separation of powers. In Antonia Baraggia, Cristina Fasone, and Luca Pietro Vanoni. New Challenges to the Separation of Powers : Dividing Power. 1st ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar publishing, 2020. p. 124-143. ISBN 978-1-78897-526-1.
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Original name Unpacking the separation of powers
Authors BAROŠ, Jiří (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Pavel DUFEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and David KOSAŘ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition 1. vyd. Cheltenham, New Challenges to the Separation of Powers : Dividing Power, p. 124-143, 20 pp. 2020.
Publisher Edward Elgar publishing
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50500 5.5 Law
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/20:00114439
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-1-78897-526-1
Keywords (in Czech) brzdy a protiváhy; dělba moci; politická reprezentace; populismus; střední Evropa
Keywords in English separation of powers; checks and balances; Central Europe; populism; political representation
Tags rivok, topvydavatel
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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The concept of separation of powers can be used as a slogan, as an idea, or as a concept. On the conceptual level, it may be endowed with many different, even incompatible, meanings. To understand the contemporary challenges to separation of powers, both old and new, we thus need a more scrupulous theoretical and conceptual understanding of the principle. Accordingly, this chapter first embeds separation of powers in the broader context of modern constitutionalism and distinguishes its limiting and enabling rationales. Second, it unpacks separation of powers into four constitutive components: separation of institutions, separation of functions, personal incompatibility, and checks and balances. Third, it shows how important it is to distinguish these components when analysing the recent populist attacks on separation of powers both in Central Europe and beyond and stresses the significance of the temporal dimension of populist rule. Finally, it calls for greater scholarly attention to the limiting rationale of separation of powers, to the impact of the rise of unelected actors, and to the interconnectedness between separation of powers and the problem of political representation.
GA19-11091S, research and development projectName: Jak dál s veřejným rozumem? Kritiky a obhajoby veřejného ospravedlnění podle liberalismu
Investor: Czech Science Foundation
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