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Rule of Law in India: A Quest for Reason

Harish Narasappa


Rule of law is the foundation of modern democracies. It envisages, inter alia, participatory lawmaking, just and certain laws, a bouquet of human rights, certainty and equality in the application of law, accountability to law, an impartial and non-arbitrary government, and an accessible and fair dispute resolution mechanism. This work’s primary goal is to understand and explain the obvious dichotomy that exists between theory and practice in India’s rule of law structure. The book discusses the contours of the rule of law in India, the values and aspirations in its evolution, and its meaning a ... More

Keywords: rule of law, India, substantive concept, rule of life, reason and rule of law, convergence of legality and illegality, rights and entitlements, internalization of law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199484669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199484669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harish Narasappa, author
Founding Partner, Samvad Partners, and Co-founder, DAKSH