What is executive power?

Alina Olkhovich
Alina Olkhovich
February 8, 2013
What is executive power?

If earlier all power could be in the hands of one despot, that is, he had absolute power and could do everything he wanted, now in most countries, at least in civilized ones, the principle of separation of powers works. Thus, power does not center around one person. It is customary to single out three types of power: executive, legislative and judicial.

Legislative power is concentrated in the hands of representatives of the Federal Assembly and regional parliaments. Their task is to develop laws and regulations and acts. The judiciary is represented by courts whose activities are generally understood. And what is the executive branch?

The executive branch is the branch of state authority responsible for enforcing the laws, norms of the Russian Federation and the provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, as well as for managing state affairs.

What is the executive authority

Executive authorities are those organizationswho are performing executive functions. Executive authorities are divided into federal and regional, as well as local. Federal agencies may be under the control of the president or certain ministries. The executive authorities include the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministry of the Interior), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Federal Migration Service (Federal Migration Service) and many others.

The functions of the executive include:

  • licensing, registration and certification
  • law enforcement
  • management activities
  • sub-legislative regulation of society.

To her featured:

  • special branch of state power
  • permanent character
  • objectification in the form of a structured system of bodies
  • possession of coercive powers
  • resource allocation.

This is what the executive power in the modern sense is. Thus, the activity of the City Administration or the Administration of the Republic is the activity of the executive authorities as well as the activities of, for example, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Buryatia or the Federal Customs Service.The life of ordinary people depends on the work of executive bodies. Protection against robberies, good education and medicine - these issues should be occupied by its representatives. Unfortunately, today not only in our country, this kind of power is one of the most corrupt. Indeed, very often the distribution of resources depends on the representatives of the executive branch.