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The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Sarbani Sen


The relationship between constitutionalism and popular sovereignty in the Indian context is the critical focus of this original work in political theory, jurisprudence, and constitutionalism. This book examines fundamental issues about the basic law of the land. The author contends that it is necessary to go beyond viewing democracy merely as the vesting of fundamental authority in institutions of elected representatives. It examines the founding of the Indian constitution and the emergence of its text in the background of the ideas of leading constitutional law theorists, such as Habermas and ... More

Keywords: India, constitutionalism, popular sovereignty, political theory, jurisprudence, Indian constitution, democracy

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198071600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.001.0001


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Sarbani Sen, author

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