The Twin Challenges to Separation of Powers in Central Europe: Technocratic Governance and Populism
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|European Constitutional Law Review
|MU Faculty or unit
|Separation of Powers; Technocratic Governance; Central Europe; Populism
|Separation of institutions, functions and personnel – Checks and balances – Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia – Short tradition of separation of powers in Central Europe – Fragile interwar systems of separation of powers – Communist principle of centralisation of power – Technocratic challenge to separation of powers during the EU accession – One-sided checks on the elected branches and empowering technocratic elitist institutions – Populist challenge to separation of powers in the 2010s – Re-politicising of the public sphere, removing most checks on the elected branches, and curtailing and packing the unelected institutions – Technocratic and populist challenges to separation of powers interrelated more than we thought.