Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16322
Title: The separation of powers, and the Australian Electoral Commission
Contributor(s): Page, James S  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16322
Abstract: The separation of powers is one of the central doctrines of contemporary representative democracy. The doctrine owes much to the influence of French philosopher Montesquieu, and particularly his 1748 work The Spirit of the Laws. Montesquieu therein outlined the principle that the best form of government is where no person needs to be afraid of another, and the way to do this, according to Montesquieu, was a separation of the powers of government, between the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. This was an essential safeguard against despotism, and a way to undergird the liberty upon which democracy relies.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: On Line Opinion: Australia's e-journal of social and political debate (Monday, 8 December 2014)
Publisher: Internet Thinking Pty Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1442-8458
Field of Research (FOR): 180108 Constitutional Law
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
Other Links: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=16922
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