Separation of Powers introduces avery important concept to the functioning of a civil society in modern day withthe legislative, executive and judicial branch all playing a vital role toprotect and prevent one branch from obtaining too much power. The separation ofpowers also provides a series of checks and balances where each branch has thepower to limit or check the other two, which creates a balance in the threeseparate powers. In this essay, I will attempt to answer my research question bystudying the degree to which the “British Separation of Powers is moreadaptable to societal changes compared to the United States?” To examine whetherthe British system of Separation of Powers is more adaptable I have carried outin-depth research on the historical foundations and origins of the Separationof Powers as well as the Federalist Papers, Acts of Parliament and the UnitedStates Constitution itself. Across political science, the Separations of Powershas long been a very prominent political theory that is essential in keeping abalance of power in states.
Throughout this essay I will explore the concept oflegitimacy and if one system is more legitimate because of its ability to bemore adaptable to societal changes. With the United Kingdom holding an ‘UnwrittenConstitution’ it makes the case for more flexibility in contrast to the UnitedStates’ strong constitution which can be argued to lack this flexibility whichwill all be examined throughout this investigation.