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Single Idea 23259

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / a. Legal system]

Full Idea

The obvious solution is where the legislative, executive and judicial powers are exercised by different institutions, distinguished by function. The executive is answerable to the legislative, and the judicial is controlled by neither.

Gist of Idea

There should be separate legislative, executive and judicial institutions


A.C. Grayling (The Good State [2020], 3)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'The Good State' [Oneworld 2021], p.72

A Reaction

Separation by institution, rather than merely by separate individuals exercising the powers. I agree (with Popper etc) that institutions are the way to secure long-term success and justice. Grayling says the judiciary must not paralyse government.