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Democracy and constitutionalism in India : a study of the basic structure doctrine

Author: Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Law in India series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The basic structure doctrine was announced by the Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala in 1973. This book argues that basic structure review in India is an independent and distinct type of constitutional judicial review which applies to all forms of state action to ensure that such action does not 'damage or destroy' the 'basic features of the Constitution'.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Krishnaswamy
ISBN: 9780199081455 019908145X
OCLC Number: 916513733
Notes: Originally published : 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 244 p.).
Series Title: Law in India series.
Responsibility: Sudhir Krishnaswamy.

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The basic structure doctrine was announced by the Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala in 1973. This book argues that basic structure review in India is an independent and distinct type of constitutional judicial review which applies to all forms of state action to ensure that such action does not 'damage or destroy' the 'basic features of the Constitution'.

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