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Introduction

Rohit De

in A People's Constitution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174433
eISBN:
9780691185132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174433.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Indian Constitution. The Indian Constitution is the longest surviving constitution in the postcolonial world, and it continues to dominate public ... More


Introduction

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the founding of the Indian constitution, arguing that a deeper look at the Indian founding can reveal that its identity was shaped by a prior ... More


Developing the Relationship between Popular Sovereignty and Constitutionalism

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines Gandhi's and Nehru's ideas about constitutionalism and its relation to popular sovereignty. The idea of popular sovereign power that was conceived in extremist thought became ... More


Creating a United Political Community

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on how the primary constitutional themes that emerged as the act of constituting a new polity redefined the popular sovereignty principle. In claiming to be a sovereign body of ... More


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