Separation of the Powers from Birth to Now: Democratic Countries

  • Fateme Tavallaei
Living reference work entry



The separation of the powers refers to the idea that if the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may rise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.


From east to west and north to south, people with any race, color, religion, and culture always try to overcome the tyranny and gain democracy and liberty during the history. So it’s not amazing to confront the complementary or completely new ideas for the human being social systems. Political theories are one of the originations to meet these kinds of needs. As Princeton (2015) defined, it is the study of the concepts and principles that people use to describe, explain, and evaluate political events and institutions. Any idea in this area has been impacted with...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PNU UniversityTehranIran