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Working a democratic constitution : a history of the Indian experience

Author: Granville Austin
Publisher: Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford India paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the working of the Indian constitution from 1950-1985.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Granville Austin
ISBN: 0195656105 9780195656107
OCLC Number: 52992056
Description: xvii, 771 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Prologue ; Part I: The Great Constitutional Themes Emerge, 1950-66 ; 1. Settling into harness ; 2. Free Speech, Liberty, and Public Order ; 3. The Social Revolution and the First Amendment ; 4. The Rights and the Revolution: More Property Amendments ; 5. The Judiciary: 'Quite Untouchable' ; 6. Making and Preserving a Nation ; Part II: The Great Constitutional Confrontation: Judicial versus Parliamentary Supremacy, 1967-73 ; 7. Indira Gandhi: In Context and in Power ; 8. The Golak Nath Inheritance ; 9. Two Catalytic Defeats ; 10. Radical Constitutional Amendments ; 11. Redeeming The Web: The Kesavananda Bharati Case ; 12. A 'Grievous Blow': the Supersession of Judges ; Part III: Democracy Rescued or the Constitution Subverted?: The Emergency and the Forty-Second Amendment, 1975-77 ; 13. 26 June, 1975 ; 14. Closing the Circle ; 15. The Judiciary under Pressure ; 16. Preparing for Constitutional Change ; 17. The forty-second Amendment: Sacrificing Democracy to Power ; Part IV: The Janata Interlude ; 18. Janata forms Government ; 19. Restoring Federal Governance ; 20. Governing under the Constitution ; 21. The Punishment that Failed ; 22. A Government Dies ; Part V: Indira Gandhi Returns ; 23. Ghosts of Governments Past ; 24. The Constitution Strengthened and Weakened ; 25. Judicial Reform or Harassment ; 26. The Villain in Federal Relations ; Part VI: The Inseparable Twins: National Unity and Integrity and the Machinery of Federal Relations ; 27. Terminology and its merits ; 28. The Governors' acutely conscious role ; 29. New Delhi Long Hour ; 30. Constitutional Mechanisms how 'Federal' ; Part VII: Conclusion ; 31. A Nation's progress ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford India paperbacks.
Responsibility: Granville Austin.

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