The Separation of Powers and the Mixed Regime

"The Separation of Powers and the Mixed Regime." Publius 8.3 (Summer 1978): 33-44.

Martin Diamond insisted that an accurate understanding of the founder’s intentions required a firm grasp of the distinction between their scheme of separation of powers and the traditional idea of the mixed regime. In this lecture to the Woodrow Wilson Center (published posthumously in a 1978 issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism), Diamond explores that distinction and points out that our version of the separation of powers testifies both to the profound modernity and the full republicanism of our regime.

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