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Federal System and Coalition Government in India: Conflicts and Consensus in Centre-State Relations

D. Sundar Ram (Editor)
Synopsis Foreword. Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction: coalitional governance and centre-state relations in India: from dominant federalism to co-operative federalism/D. Sundar Ram. 2. Changing party system and vitality of the federal structure in India/Haridwar Rai and Vijay Kumar. 3. Exploring representative Governance in India/Snehalata Panda. 4. Representing the states at the federal level: role of the Rajya Sabha/Sandeep Shastri. 5. Role and position of the Indian Prime Minister in coalition politics: assessing the functioning of the UPA Government/N.S. Gehlot. 6. Role of Governor in Indian Federal System: new dimensions under Article 356/R. Gangadhara Sastry. 7. Indian federal system and coalition experiment/S.N. Sadasivan. 8. 73rd Amendment, State Governments and Panchayati Raj in India/S.P. Jain. 9. Growth of regional political parties in India: influence and impact on federal system/R. Yadagiri. 10. Politics of coalition in India: survival and stability/M.R. Biju. 11. Experimentation and exigency in coalition politics in India: a study/J. Ramesh Sundar. 12. Federalism and coalition Governments in India: emerging challenges in center-state relations/T.H. Chowdary. 13. Coalition Governments in India: a way forward for good governance/D. Sundar Ram. 14. Social base of Indian federalism: challenges and prospects/S.S. Sreekumar. 15. Regional political parties and demand for state autonomy: new dimensions in Indian Federal System/Y. Gurappa Naidu. 16. India federalised: how do people look at it?/Harish K. Thakur. Appendices: Annexure I. Recommendations of the Sarkari Commission Report. Annexure II. Recommendations of the Sarkari Commission Report. Annexure III. Recommendations of the National Commission to review the working of the constitution on union-state relations. Annexure IV. Constitutional mechanism for the settlement of inter-state disputes. Appendix V. Chronology of President's Rule in Indian States. Appendix VI. Dr. Rajendra Prasad's speech in the Constituent Assembly of India, the 26 November, 1949. Appendix VII. Address by Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, President of India on the occasion of the 50 anniversary of the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly. Index.
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D. Sundar Ram

Dr. D. Sundar Ram is a founder and Director of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India (AGRASRI); Secretary-general of Rajiv Rural Development Foundation (RRDF); and Editor of the Grassroots Governance Journal (TGGJ) and Grama Sabha (GS) magazine, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh). Prior to Joining the Academy of Graddroots Studies and research of India, he taught Political Science and Public Administration disciplines at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and Acharya nagarjuna university Affiliated Post-Graduate College, Narasaraopet, Guntur District (Andhra Pradesh), besides a Research Fellow and research Associate (UGC Post-Doctoral fellow) at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati; Parliamentary fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and parliamentary Studies, New Delhi; reader and head of the P.G. Department of Public Administration at S.S. & N. College (Acharya Nagarjuna university); faculty Member in Political Science and Public Administration and Co-ordinator of UGC -College Humanities and Social science Improvement programme (COHSSIP) and Co-ordinator of NAAC Steering Committee at the P.N.C. & K.R. College (Acharya Nagarjuna Universiy), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (A.P.) He is on the Guest faculty of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open university Regional Study Centre and Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and academic consultant in Institutions of higher learning. Presently, he is the Chief Organiser of the Bhart Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecturer and Convenor of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhui Outstanding leadership and best Panchayat Awards Jury, under the aegis of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India, Tirupati.

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Title Federal System and Coalition Government in India: Conflicts and Consensus in Centre-State Relations
Author D. Sundar Ram
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173919283
length xviii+342p., Graphs.