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Select Modern Governments

 
Hari Hara Das (Author)
Synopsis It is needless the emphasise the signal importance of constitution in the present day world. The desire of the people to be ruled by a system of law rather than the whims and caprices of a man or an organised group has added further significance to the study and understanding of various constitutional systems. In this volume3, a detailed analysis of the government and politics of five different political systems viz., Great Britain, U.S.A., Switzerland, the Peoples Republic of China and Japan, has been made. Each political system discussed in this book makes an interesting and instructive study. An effort has been made to present a critical and comparative assessment of the various political systems with a view to develop the right perspective for the dispassionate understanding of the actual working of the respective constitutional systems. The British and the American constitutions set the two fundamental models of Parliamentary and Presidential system of democracy. The British constitution is considered the mother of all constitutions as it has inspired most of the democratic constitutions of the world. The principles of federalism, Judicial Supremacy and Fundamental Rights owe their origin to the American Constitution, The Swiss Constitution is the example of the only Direct Democracy in the world. The Chinese Communist system finds a prominent place in the book. Based upon the erstwhile model of the Soviet Union with principles of one party dictatorship and centralization of power, it has also adopted several special features. Japan is the other Asian giant whose political system deserves to be studied. Its parliamentary democracy, Limited Monarchy and renunciation of war give it a special status among the constitutional systems of the world.
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About the author

Hari Hara Das

Prof. (Dr.) Hari Hara Das is an eminent and distinguished teacher of Political Science, who has made significant contributions to the enrichment of the discipline by the profundity of his thoughts and writings. He retired as a Professor of Political Science, Berhampur University, Orissa in 1998, but even after his superannuation, he is actively engaged in writing books and scholarly pursuits. About fifteen teachers and scholars have been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance and supervision. He had a distinguished academic career and was awarded the 'Merli Curtis Gold Medal' by the Lucknow University in 1960. He is a prominent Oriya Shortly Story writer and Novelist and has authored about twenty books. He is also a highly prolific writer in Political Science and his notable works are: India: Democratic Government and Politics, Indian Government and Politics, Political System of India, Analytical Study of Political Science, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, History of Freedom Movement in India, International Law and Comparative Politics. He has also co-authored several books, viz., Introduction to Political Sociology, Political Theory: Traditional and Modern Theory, Centre-State Relations in India and Parliamentary Privileges in India. He worked in the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany as a Visiting Professor. He worked in collaboration with Prof. Klaus Gottstein, the Director of the Institute and prepared a Research Report o 'Science and Technology in Developing Societies'. He had the opportunity to visit several universities in Germany an the USA and delivered lectures and participated in various deliberations and seminars.

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Title Select Modern Governments
Author Hari Hara Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126106998
length viii+310p., 23cm.