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The Three Branches: A Comparative Model of Separation of Powers

Christoph Moellers


The idea of the separation of powers is still popular in much political and constitutional discourse, though its meaning for the modern state remains unclear and contested. This book develops systematic account of the principle. It then applies this new concept to legal problems of different national constitutional orders, the law of the European Union, and international institutional law. It connects an argument from normative political theory with phenomena taken from comparative constitutional law. The book argues that the conflict between individual liberty and democratic self-determinatio ... More

Keywords: separation of powers, constitutional order, european union, self-determination, legislative delegation, parliamentary control, constitutionalism, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Moellers, author
Professor of Public Law and Jurisprudence, and Permanent Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin