Separation ofPowers introduces a very important concept to the functioning of a civilsociety in modern day with the legislative, executive and judicial branch allplaying a vital role to protect and prevent one branch from obtaining too muchpower. The separation of powers also provides a series of checks and balanceswhere each branch has the power to limit or check the other two, which createsa balance in the three separate powers.
In this essay, I will attempt to answermy research question by studying the degree to which the “British Separation ofPowers is more adaptable to societal changes compared to the United States?” Toexamine whether the British system of Separation of Powers is more adaptable Ihave carried out in-depth research on the historical foundations and origins ofthe Separation of Powers as well as the Federalist Papers, Acts of Parliamentand the United States Constitution itself. Across political science, theSeparations of Powers has long been a very prominent political theory that isessential in keeping a balance of power in states. Throughout this essay I willexplore the concept of legitimacy and if one system is more legitimate becauseof its ability to be more adaptable to societal changes. With the UnitedKingdom holding an ‘Unwritten Constitution’ it makes the case for moreflexibility in contrast to the United States’ strong constitution which can beargued to lack this flexibility which will all be examined throughout thisinvestigation. My motive forchoosing this specific subject in politics and the separation of powers is thatI find it particularly interesting and engaging.
I think that it is veryimportant to have an understanding of the ways in which my own country is essentiallyrun and in comparison, to one of its counterparts. The way in which ourcountries are run is strongly dominated by these structures and I believe thatit is fundamental that those are understood. It is also very interesting toinvestigate whether the British Separation of Powers is more adaptable tosocietal changes today as compared with the American system because of thedifferent structures, constitutions and how they have both evolved over time. Throughout thisessay, I will assess and provide an insight “to what degree is the BritishSeparation of Powers more adaptable to societal changes as compared with theAmerican system?”