Theorizing Indian Democracy

17 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2019

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Adeel Hussain

Leiden University; Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: August 1, 2019

Abstract

The following essay offers an overview of the different ways in which scholars have approached the theorization of Indian democracy. It then critically assesses the arguments proposed in Rohit De’s A People’s Constitution. It finds that while De fails to make a convincing case that people from the margins of Indian society impacted and shaped constitutionalism in the first decades after India’s independence, his book still constitutes an important addition to the canon of writing about Indian democracy.

Keywords: Comparative constitutionalism, democracy, India

Suggested Citation

Hussain, Adeel, Theorizing Indian Democracy (August 1, 2019). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2019-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430610 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3430610

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