Conditions for the Division of Power and the People’s Position

Fixing Vulnerabilities in the Tripartite Separation of Powers (Part I)

1. Introduction

We, VECTION, are preparing an essay on the preferable way of dividing power in governance. In this essay, we study the current division of power and propose a new approach. So, as the first step toward this goal, the tripartite separation of powers will be examined.

2. The People are Outside the Tripartite Separation of Powers

A diagram like the one below usually explains the tripartite separation of powers. Here, it is essential to note that the people are, perhaps surprisingly, outside the three powers in the tripartite separation of powers. We will consider the importance and implications of this point next.

Tripartite Separation of Powers
Tripartite Separation of Powers