The New Separation-of-Powers Approach to American Politics

Rui J.P. De Figueiredo*, Tonja Jacobi, Barry R. Weingast

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This article aims to elaborate on the logic of the new separation-of-powers approach and draw its implications for American politics. The first three sections in the article discuss the new separation of powers as it applies to the bureaucracy, the courts, and the presidency. A survey of a series of works that emphasize the new separation-ofpowers approach to American politics is provided in the article as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191577437
ISBN (Print)9780199548477
StatePublished - Jun 19 2008


  • American politics
  • Bureaucracy
  • Courts
  • Implications
  • Presidency
  • Separation-of-powers
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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