Rise of the Unelected and the Separation of Powers: Rescuing the Legislature through Political Representation and Public Justification

This paper argues that welcoming attitudes to the rise of the unelected are misguided because they undervalue the systemic importance of elected bodies for a proper functioning of the SoP. The paper argues that parliament is a normatively critical site for law-making for constitutional democracy; ad that is necessary to theorize the separation of powers with an eye to the broader context of normative political theory. This, contrary to much recent scholarship, requires a defence of the usefulness of the traditional tripartite model.