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Indian Parliamentary Democracy (In 2 Vols.)

U.N. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis The book gives an academic, political and professional glimpse of the Indian parliamentary democracy in function, its travails and achievement. This is done along with the analysis of constitutional provisions, judicial interpretations and the developed conventions, precedents and practices. The book is both for general reading and for use by intelligentsia. It shall be attractive and useful to the active politicians, Members of the Houses of Parliament or State Legislatures, political parties, lawyers, journalists and scholars of law, constitutional history or political science. The book has examined in detail the topical aspects of parliamentary democracy in India, detailing the precedents, controversies which had arisen from time to time and the working solutions found or alternately amendments made to the Constitution. Broadly the book discusses: What parliamentary democracy means in India; Cabinet system for democracy in India; Broad features of Indian political parties in Parliament; Problems and solutions of party splits and defections; Hung Parliament and formation of government; President’s rule and problems in states in emergency; The conduct of parliamentary proceedings; Free and fair elections; the Election Commission of India. The roles of the President of India, Prime Minister and of the Speaker or the Chairman of the House are significant for success of democracy. The impartial, free and fair conduct of elections are equally indispensable. An attempt has been made in the book to include maximum possible leading political events of the time as precedents which have gradually synthesised and developed the parliamentary democracy of British model into a totally indigenous system.
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About the author

U.N. Gupta

U.N. Gupta, LL.M., D.Phil., has been Vice Chancellor of the Allahabad University and before that he was Professor of Law, Head of Law Department and Dean of Law Faculty in the Allahabad University. He has specialized in Constitutional Law and Public International law. He has had over thirty-five years teaching experience of Post-Graduate (LL.M.) classes beginning in 1958, and of guiding and examining Research Thesis of various Universities of India. Five scholars were awarded D.Phil. degrees under him. In 1985 he was Director of the 3-Day U.G.C. Seminar on ‘Indian Federalism’ in which the Indian Law Minister, Advocate General of U.P., and Judges of High Court had participated along with more than thirty professors from various Indian Universities. Professor Gupta retired in 1994 from the teaching service. Professor Gupta delivered key lectures on invitation at: (1) Indian Council of World Affairs, Allahabad; (2) International Law Association (Indian Regional Branch at New Delhi)*; (3) International Law Association (Allahabad Branch); (4) UGC Academic Staff College, Allahabad University; (5) G.B. Pant Institute of Social Sciences, Jhusi, Allahabad; (6) C.R. Institute of Business Management, Bhopal University, among other places. Professor U.N. Gupta has to his credit publication of scores of research papers and of six books: (i) Constitutional Protection of Personal Liberty in India, 1969; (ii) Developments on the Frontiers of International Law, 1981; (iii) Indian Federalism and Unity of Nation, 1986; (iv) Indian Parliamentary Democracy, 2003; and (v) The Human Rights: Conventions and Indian Law, 2004 and (vi) The Law of the Sea, 2005.

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Title Indian Parliamentary Democracy (In 2 Vols.)
Author U.N. Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126901934
length xxxiv+508p.