A doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people.
SEPERATION OF POWERS
WHAT DO YOU MEAN I DONT HAVE THE POWER TO RIGHT LAWS!
where the government is empowered by law from a starting point of having no power, or where governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution.
CHECKS AND BALANCES
In a federalist government, the power is divided between the national government and other governmental units. In the U.S., this means the power is divided between our federal government and our state and local governments.
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Feed
Each of the three branches of government can limit the powers of the others. This way, no one branch becomes too powerful.
The people give power to leaders they elect to represent them and serve their interests. The representative are responsible for helping all the people in the country, not just a few people.