NSW Doctine of separation of power

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Sammy223

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The doctrine of separation of powers:
a. is based on the principles of the British Westminster system
b. states that the three branches of government - judical, executive and legislative - should be independent of each
c. states that three should be checks and balances on those who govern us
d. all of the above
 

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We’re not going to answer a multiple choice question for you, especially a basic one like that.

What do you think it is, and what is your reasoning? Then we might help.
 

Sammy223

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I think 'b' is one of the right answer, because under the separation of powers principle the three arms of government are seperate and no one arm of the government should exercise more than one of the powers outlined at the same time.
However, someone said that is ' a' because most of the procedures of the Westminster system originated with the conventions, practices, and precedents of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which form a part of what is known as the Constitution of the United Kingdom. Unlike the uncodified British constitution, most countries that use the Westminster system have codified the system, at least in part, in a written constitution.
 

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Re-read your first sentence, and consider that in terms of option (c). For (a), what are the principles of the Westminster system?