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Federalism in India

Federalism in India

  • M P Singh - Former National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, and a former Director (Research) in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India

January 2022 | 320 pages | SAGE India
Federalism in India offers a comprehensive neo-institutional analysis of the Indian federal system with a global comparative perspective.

Beginning as a variant of the Commonwealth parliamentary federal model, India has adopted some unique features of its own as well as charted a course that, in some respects, makes it notably different from Commonwealth countries such as Canada and Australia. To understand and analyse the Indian federal system, this book examines the origins and footprints of the federal form of government in North America, Western Europe, Asia and Africa. It goes on to discuss its origins in history and contemporary politics. It further examines the core institutional sites of federalism such as political federalism, fiscal federalism, ancillary federal features including federal structures, federal infrastructures, federal ecosystem and judicial federalism. This book underlines the value of federalism for complex and diverse societies like India as a condition for the success of democracy and the unity of the nation.
Federations and Comparative Models of Federalism
Indian Federal Experiment with Commonwealth Parliamentary Federalism and Beyond
Some Related Integral Aspects of Federalism
Federalism, Electoral and Party Systems Comparative Context
Parliamentarisation and Federalisation of Foreign Policy: Classical Theory and Practice
Looking Back and Ahead

M P Singh

Mahendra Prasad Singh (born on 2 November 1943), an erstwhile National Fellow of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, was educated at Patna University and University of Alberta, earning his MA and PhD degrees in political science. He taught at Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, and University of Delhi. He also served as a director in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. He is an editor of Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IIAS) and Indian Journal of Public Administration (IIPA/SAGE). He has authored/edited a dozen of books published by SAGE and others. He has presented papers in national and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789354790096