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The Indian Parliament : a democracy at work

Author: B L Shankar; Valerian Rodrigues
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book challenges the view that the Indian Parliament has been on the decline. It argues that the transformations in this institution are related to the changes in the nature of Indian democracy  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B L Shankar; Valerian Rodrigues
ISBN: 9780198067726 0198067720
OCLC Number: 587229750
Description: xv, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: India's parliamentary democracy and its critics --
Making of the Indian parliament --
Changing social composition of the Lok Sabha --
Changing conception of representation: issues, concerns and institutions --
Changing modes of discourses: shift from English to regional languages --
From national identity to plural identities --
Parliament-judiciary relationship --
The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha --
In-house reproduction of the Lok Sabha --
Conclusion: the parliament and democracy in India.
Responsibility: B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues.

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