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Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity

Akhtar Majeed (Editor)
Synopsis All the contemporary federations are facing the issue of diversity and we need to know the way they are managing this issue. It is not in the sense of treating diversities as problems that need to be managed but as strengths that are assets, as opportunities through which a plural society is enriched. This enrichment gets lost if there is unawareness and ignorance about each other, and this absence of social interaction makes the society weak. On the other hand, in a liberal democracy, various differences and loyalties towards various diversities are viewed as loyalties towards the nation.

It is time that we try of find answers to questions like: Diversity as an Asset…. 'India's Unity in Diversity'. How has Unity been reconciled with Diversity through the Working of the Constitutional System? Federalism as a Method of Accommodating Diversities: India's Experience in Constitutional, Structural and Procedural solutions towards diversities; Has the Indian Experience been a success? How Equality and Identity been simultaneously focused.
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About the author

Akhtar Majeed

Akhtar Majeed: is a Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Centre for federal Studies at Hamdard University, New Delhi. The Centre is an Area Studies Research Centre of the University Grants Commission. His other publications include federal India: A Design for good Governance; Distribution of Responsibilities in Federal Politics; Coalition Politics and Power Sharing; and Constitutional Nation Building.

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Title Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity
Author Akhtar Majeed
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788178311807
length viii+219p., Index; 22cm.