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Pasquale Pasquino
The New Separation Of Powers: Horizontal Accountability
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Starting from an attempt to distinguish different meaning of the term/concept accountability, the article suggests a version of the doctrine of the separation of powers, where Constitutional Courts play a crucial role in the structure of divided power. The text tries to show that the historical starting point of this doctrine is the Hobbesian conceptual revolution that introduced the conception of individual equal rights. So doing, Hobbes destroys the traditional idea of mixed constitution (and limited and shared power) based on a non-equalitarian anatomy of the society and the existence of ontological different parts of the society, pushing to think differently the mechanism of divided/limited power.

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