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Federalism in India

  • M P Singh - Former National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, and a former Director (Research) in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India


January 2022 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Federalism in India offers a comprehensive neo-institutional analysis of the Indian federal system with a global comparative perspective.

Beginning as a variant of the Commonwealth parliamentary federal model, India has adopted some unique features of its own as well as charted a course that, in some respects, makes it notably different from Commonwealth countries such as Canada and Australia. To understand and analyse the Indian federal system, this book examines the origins and footprints of the federal form of government in North America, Western Europe, Asia and Africa. It goes on to discuss its origins in history and contemporary politics. It further examines the core institutional sites of federalism such as political federalism, fiscal federalism, ancillary federal features including federal structures, federal infrastructures, federal ecosystem and judicial federalism. This book underlines the value of federalism for complex and diverse societies like India as a condition for the success of democracy and the unity of the nation.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Prologue
 
Federations and Comparative Models of Federalism
 
Indian Federal Experiment with Commonwealth Parliamentary Federalism and Beyond
 
Some Related Integral Aspects of Federalism
 
Federalism, Electoral and Party Systems Comparative Context
 
Parliamentarisation and Federalisation of Foreign Policy: Classical Theory and Practice
 
Looking Back and Ahead
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789354790096
£50.00