POL 201 Week 1 Discussion 1in Other (Other) by dgp
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Separation of power means dividing the power among the executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches of the government. This approach separates the power between different branches of government and while it allows branches to influence one another during a decision-making process, checks and balances makes sure one branch cannot domineer another branch, which in return creates a balance of power. As it is stated in our book American Government, in order to achieve a successful republic, we need a mixed constitution which meant dividing the power among a monarch, a legislature, and the aristocracy. This separation of power creates the opportunity for checks and balances. The tendency toward abuse of power, such as with despotism and corruption, would be limited because of the...