If efficiency is the purpose of the separation of powers, the principle will need to be located within a broader account of the point of the state:
It has been argued that whilst presidential systems are characterised by a separation of powers, parliamentary systems are characterised by their fusion.
he requirement that the separation of powers include an elected legislature presupposes that the state should be committed to democracy,
the executive include officials who are capable of accomplishing the policies of the state presupposes that we have reason to want the state to secure its policy goals
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