Part IV Architecture, Ch.26 Horizontal Structuring
Jenny S. Martinez
Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó
The term ‘horizontal structuring’ refers to the constitutional system for allocating power among government actors at the same geographic level of organization. The concept is referred to in some systems as ‘separation of powers’.1 Separation of powers is considered normatively desirable for several reasons, including: the idea that dividing power will inhibit government action and therefore tyranny; the idea that different types of government bodies are more or less competent at certain tasks; and the idea that certain allocations of authority will help ensure...