Separation of powers and the dangers of judicial underreach

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-31T09:15:13Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-31T09:15:13Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15951
dc.description.abstract This chapter takes a closer look at the institutionalisation of the doctrine of separation of powers within the context of South Africa's constitutional democracy. After delving into the meaning of the doctrine, we critique the argument for a distinctively South African model of separation of powers to be adopted and consider the doctrine of separation of powers and judicial practice in SER cases. We then use the analogy of homeostasis to describe the operation of the three branches of the state in relation to one another and to the whole. In other words, if one branch of the state exercises its powers beyond what is expected of it, a reaction by another branch of the state will tend to reintroduce equilibrium into the equation, thus emphasising the interdependence of the branches of government and the need for a more fluid interpretation of the doctrine of separation of powers. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject POWER DYNAMICS en
dc.subject LAW en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.title Separation of powers and the dangers of judicial underreach en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Making institutions work in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Plaatjies, D. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11928 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11073 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cosser, M., Bohler-Muller, N. & Pienaar, G. (2021) Separation of powers and the dangers of judicial underreach. In: Plaatjies, D. (ed).Making institutions work in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cosser, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pienaar, G. en


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