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Constitutional Government and Democracy in India, is a sincere attempt towards offering a deep insight into the constitutional foundations and institutional praxes of Indian democracy. This book provides a comparative and conceptual framework of constitutional designs and institutional functioning by drawing instances from various countries. This book is unique as the institutional foundations, their arrangements and accretion to them are analysed not only with the lens of Indian experience but also their functioning is scrutinized with changing trends in the normitivities of constitutionalism.
ï Functioning of Indian democracy has been analysed variously over the past seven decades.
ï Working of the Indian constitution and performance of institutions like the legislature, executive, judiciary, federalism, local self-government, election commission, finance commission, etc. has been undertaken to evaluate how far they have succeeded in the delivery of constitutional entitlements to the citizens in India.
ï Core themes covered: Constitutional Development in India, Union Legislature, President of India, Union Executive, Apex Judiciary in India, Election Commission, Federalism in India, Rural Local Self-government, Urban Governance in India.
ï Examines the imaginings of the Election Commission in terms of innovativeness in its structure and functions that evolved during the years after India’s independence.
ï A useful text for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, aspirants of civil and state services examination.
About the Author
Abhay Prasad Singh, PGDAV College, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.
Krishna Murari, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.
Table of Contents:
1. Constitutional Democracy in India: An Introduction
2. Constitutional Development in India
3. Philosophy and Features of the Indian Constitution
4. Debates on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
5. Union Legislature: The Parliament
6. President of India: People’s President than a Figurehead
7. Union Executive: Prime Minister
8. Apex Judiciary in India
9. The Election Commission: An Important Pillar in Democratic Functioning
10. Federalism in India
11. Rural Local Self-government
12. Urban Governance in India
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