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Author Krishnaswamy, Sudhir.

Title Democracy and constitutionalism in India : a study of the basic structure doctrine / Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Published New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 244 pages)
Series Law in India series
Law in India series.
Summary The basic structure doctrine was announced by the Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala in 1973. This book argues that basic structure review in India is an independent and distinct type of constitutional judicial review which applies to all forms of state action to ensure that such action does not 'damage or destroy' the 'basic features of the Constitution'
Notes First published: 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Constitutional law -- India.
Constitutional amendments -- India.
Political questions and judicial power -- India.
Democracy -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199081455 ebook