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Title A qualified hope : the Indian Supreme Court and progressive social change / edited by Gerald N. Rosenberg, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Shishir Bail
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 357 pages)
Series Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy
Comparative constitutional law and policy
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Indian Supreme Court and Progressive Social Change; Organization of the Book; Background to the Book; References; Cases; Part I The Supreme Court of India -- An Institutional Overview; 1 The Structure and Functioning of the Supreme Court of India; I. History; A. The court's founding; B. The court's expansion; C. The appointment process and insularity; II. The Impact of the Court's Structure; A. Access; B. Cohesiveness and polyvocality
Introduction : the Indian Supreme Court and progressive social change / Gerald N. Rosenberg, Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Shishir Bail -- The structure and functioning of the Supreme Court of India / Nick Robinson -- The Supreme Court of India : an empirical overview of the institution / Aparna Chandra, William H.J. Hubbard, and Sital Kalantry -- The recent evolution of public interest litigation in the Indian Supreme Court / Poorvi Chitalkar and Varun Gauri -- Suo motu intervention and the Indian judiciary / Marc Galanter and Vasujith Ram -- Public trust in the Indian judiciary : the power to transform / Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Siddharth Swaminathan -- The art of buying time : street vendor politics and legal mobilization in metropolitan India / Karthik Rao-Cavale -- Court as a symbolic resource : the Indra Sawhney case and the Dalit Muslim mobilization / Mohsin Alam-Bhat -- Pucl v. Union of India : political mobilization and the right to food / Alyssa Brierley -- A case for qualified hope? : the Supreme Court of India & the midday meal decision / Rosalind Dixon and Rishad Chowdhury -- Implementation in the Delhi pollution case : lessons for the future / Robert Moog -- The polarizing face of law : religious conversion judgments and political discourse in India / Shylashri Shankar -- Evaluating the impact of the Indian Supreme Court judgment on sex-selective abortion / Sital Kalantry and Arindam Nandi -- Neither a silver bullet nor a hollow hope : the Indian Supreme Court and progressive social change / Gerald N. Rosenberg, Shishir Bail, and Sudhir Krishnaswamy
5 Public Trust in the Indian Judiciary: The Power to TransformI. Introduction; II. Theories of Institutional Trust; A. Social and political trust; B. The sources of institutional trust; C. Theoretical expectations; III. Trust in the Indian Judiciary; A. Measuring trust in India; B. Describing patterns of trust in India; IV. Social, Political and Diffused Support Models of Trust in the Judiciary; A. The model; B. Social and cultural sources of trust; C. Political correlates of trust in the judiciary; V. Conclusion; Appendix 1 Variable Description, Codes and Summary Statistics
Appendix 2 Model Diagnostics and Robustness ChecksReferences; Part II The Supreme Court of India, Social and Political Mobilization; 6 The Art of Buying Time: Street Vendor Politics and Legal Mobilization in Metropolitan India; I. Introduction; II. Street Vendor Politics in Bombay and Madras: 1965-2000; A. Bombay; B. Madras; III. Impacts of Street Vendor Litigation, 1995-Present; IV. Conclusion; References; 7 Court as a Symbolic Resource: Indra Sawhney Case and the Dalit Muslim Mobilization; I. Introduction; II. The Said and Unsaid in Indra Sawhney
C. Precedent, experimentation, and chief justice dominanceD. Image and expertise; III. Relationship to the Rest of the Judiciary; References; Constitution of India; 2 The Supreme Court of India: An Empirical Overview of the Institution; I. Introduction; II. Background on the Supreme Court of India; III. Data Processing; IV. A Quantitative Overview of the Court, 2010-2015; A. Case characteristics; i. Subject matter categories; ii. Procedural history; iii. Case duration; B. Litigant characteristics; C. Attorneys; D. Decision characteristics; i. Bench size; ii. Outcomes
E. Opinion characteristicsV. Conclusion; References; 3 The Recent Evolution of Public Interest Litigation in the Indian Supreme Court; I. Methods; A. Beneficiary inequality; B. Public interest litigation; II. Conclusions; References; 4 Suo Motu Intervention and the Indian Judiciary; I. Introduction; II. The Birbhum Case; III. Tracing the Roots; IV. Measuring the Incidence of Suo Motu Intervention; V. Birbhum and Beyond: Suo Motu and its Perplexities; Appendix A The Newspaper Account that provoked the Supreme Court's Intervention; References
Summary Examines whether the Indian Supreme Court can produce progressive social change and improve the lives of the relatively disadvantaged
Notes "This book emanates from a pair of academic conferences organized in 2015 which examined the ability of the Indian Supreme Court to act as an effective agent of progressive social change. The first Conference was held at the Columbia University Law School, New York, on the 25th and 26th of September, 2015. The second Conference was held at the University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, India on the 11th and 12th of December, 2015."--ECIP Introduction
III. Law-Talk in the Dalit Muslim Mobilization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2019)
Subject India. Supreme Court -- Congresses
India. Supreme Court.
Law -- Economic aspects -- India -- Congresses
Law -- Social aspects -- India -- Congresses
Political questions and judicial power -- India -- Congresses
Social change -- India -- Congresses
Law -- Economic aspects.
Law -- Social aspects.
Political questions and judicial power.
Social change.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bail, Shishir, editor
Krishnaswamy, Sudhir, editor
Rosenberg, Gerald N., editor
ISBN 1108565530