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Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy


As the constitutional body that conducts elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has emerged as a trusted institution within the shared space of democracy in India. This process has, however, been a fraught one because of contestation over the ECI’s constitutional responsibility and the power of Parliament to make laws to govern electoral matters. This comprehensive monograph discusses the history of the ECI through a study of the measures it has adopted to ensure certainty of procedures in order to maintain the democratic uncertainty of electoral outcome. In this context, innovation ... More

Keywords: election time, electoral legal exceptionalism, electoral integrity, procedural certainty, democratic uncertainty, electoral management bodies, SVEEP, Model Code of Conduct, political corruption, deliberative democracy, electoral rolls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199494255
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199494255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ujjwal Kumar Singh, author
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Anupama Roy, author
Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University