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Introduction: India’s Parliamentary Democracy and its Critics

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In the 1970s, a debate emerged in India regarding the relative supremacy of the Parliament vis-à-vis the judiciary. Given the hold of the executive over the Parliament, this debate was effectively ... More


Changing Social Composition of the Lok Sabha

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the transformation of the social composition of the Indian Parliament over the years with focus on the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. The Congress, the party of governance in the ... More


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