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The Resource The constitution of India : a contextual analysis, Arun K. Thiruvengadam

The constitution of India : a contextual analysis, Arun K. Thiruvengadam

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The constitution of India : a contextual analysis
Title
The constitution of India
Title remainder
a contextual analysis
Statement of responsibility
Arun K. Thiruvengadam
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides an overview of the content and functioning of the Indian Constitution, with an emphasis on the broader socio-political context. It focuses on the overarching principles and the main institutions of constitutional governance that the world's longest written constitution inaugurated in 1950. The book deals with specific aspects of the Indian constitutional tradition as it has evolved across seven decades of India's existence as an independent nation. Beginning with the pre-history of the Constitution and its making, the book moves onto an examination of the structural features and actual operation of the Constitution's principal governance institutions. These include the executive and the parliament, the institutions of federalism and local government, and the judiciary. An unusual feature of Indian constitutionalism that is highlighted here is the role played by technocratic institutions such as the Election Commission, the Comptroller and Auditor General, and a set of new regulatory institutions, most of which were created during the 1990s. A considerable portion of the book evaluates issues relating to constitutional rights, directive principles and the consitutional regulation of multiple forms of identity in India. The important issue of constitutional change in India is approached from an atypical perspective. The book employs a narrative form to describe the twists, turns and challenges confronted across nearly seven decades of the working of the constitutional order. It departs from conventional Indian constitutional scholarship in placing less emphasis on constitutional doctrine (as evolved in judicial decisions delivered by the High Courts and the Supreme Court). Instead, the book turns the spotlight on the political bargains and extra-legal developments that have influenced constitutional evolution. Written in accessible prose that avoids undue legal jargon, the book aims at a general audience that is interested in understanding the complex yet fascinating challenges posed by constitutionalism in India. Its unconventional approach to some classic issues will stimulate the more seasoned student of constitutional law and politics"--
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Thiruvengadam, Arun K
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Constitutional systems of the world
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  • India.
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • India
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The constitution of India : a contextual analysis, Arun K. Thiruvengadam
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Note
  • Table of cases: pages xv-xvi
  • Table of legislation: pages xvii-xxiii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781841137360
Lccn
2017042042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002722580
Label
The constitution of India : a contextual analysis, Arun K. Thiruvengadam
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Table of cases: pages xv-xvi
  • Table of legislation: pages xvii-xxiii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781841137360
Lccn
2017042042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002722580

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