Of Systems and Rebellions

Systems exist, and they function because there is always a framework within which they are relevant. Most modern systems of governance and administration are based on democratic principles first defined by the Greeks and later refined by the English; these are political structures where checks and balances are installed to regulate a people and their societies, to ensure order in an otherwise chaotic environment. But what happens when these systems fail? The most pertinent applications of these democratic and free systems have conventionally involved the division of power between the legislature, the body of the system responsible for direct governance, and the executive, responsible for the administration of the elements of the framework within which the legislature functions. This separation of powers that defines most independent and free societies is now undergoing a transformation; the classification of powers and responsibilities of governance and administration now includes the civil society, the judiciary, and independent institutions. Continue reading