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The wheel of law : India's secularism in comparative constitutional context

Author: Gary J Jacobsohn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can religious liberty be guaranteed in societies where religion pervades everyday life? In The Wheel of Law, Gary Jacobsohn addresses this dilemma by examining the constitutional development of secularism in India within an unprecedented cross-national framework that includes Israel and the United States. He argues that a country's particular constitutional theory and practice must be understood within its  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Jacobsohn
ISBN: 0691092451 9780691092454 0691122539 9780691122533
OCLC Number: 49513027
Description: xviii, 324 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: Ashoka's Wheel --
pt. 1. Three Models of Secular Constitutional Design --
Ch. 2. Nations and Constitutions: Dimensions of Secular Configuration --
Ch. 3. Secularism in Context --
Ch. 4. India: The Ameliorative Aspiration --
pt. 2. Constitutional Perspectives on the Challenge to Secularism in India --
Ch. 5. Religion, Politics, and the Failure of Constitutional Machinery --
Ch. 6. Corrupt Practices: Religious Speech and Democratic Deliberation --
Ch. 7. Adjudicating Secularism: Political Liberalism or Religious Revivalism? --
Ch. 8. So You Want a (Constitutional) Revolution? Lessons from Abroad. Ch. 9. Conclusion: Toward Secular Convergence.
Responsibility: Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn.
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