Government Advertising: Exploring International Best Practices on Regulating Partisan Publicity by Incumbent Governments
10 Pages Posted: 14 May 2014
Date Written: May 12, 2014
This short paper explores certain legal issues and international best practices on regulating partisan publicity by incumbent governments: an issue that attracted the attention of the Supreme Court in India recently and has led to the setting up of a committee to make recommendations to the Supreme Court. The paper also contains a basic outline of the choices and tensions — both legal as well as public policy-related — that may have to be necessarily addressed while evolving policy guidance on the subject in India: principles that could perhaps be applied to other developing and developed country situations as well.
Keywords: India, Partisan Publicity, Incumbent Government, Election Law, Political Law, Supreme Court, Government Advertising
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