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India's parliamentary democracy on trial / Madhav Godbole.

By: Godbole, Madhav, 1936-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Rupa Publication, 2011Description: xi, 419 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9788129118042 (hbk.); 8129118041 (hbk.).Subject(s): Representative government and representation -- India | Cabinet system -- India | India -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 328.3340954 GOD Online resources: Table of contents Summary: 'If India is to realise its dream of becoming a superpower or even a regional power, it will have to take energetic steps to improve its governance. And this will be impossible unless Parliament takes itself seriously!' India is the world's largest, most vibrant and stable democracy. This is largely because of Nehru's vision and firm commitment and his carefull nurturing of it in the formative years. But there is a widespread disenchantment in the country today about parliamentary democracy. The book provides comprehensive analysis of critical issues and concerns, and suggests well- considered and sound reforms with a view to improving the functioning and time management of Parliament and its public image, credibility and relevance. The author argues that this will not be possible unless a stake is created for all political parties in orderly functioning of Parliament. This perceptive, analytical and penetrating book is a must read for parliamentarians, politicians, academics, researchers, media persons, opinion-makers, bureaucrats and civil society.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [384]-404) and index.

'If India is to realise its dream of becoming a superpower or even a regional power, it will have to take energetic steps to improve its governance. And this will be impossible unless Parliament takes itself seriously!'

India is the world's largest, most vibrant and stable democracy. This is largely because of Nehru's vision and firm commitment and his carefull nurturing of it in the formative years. But there is a widespread disenchantment in the country today about parliamentary democracy. The book provides comprehensive analysis of critical issues and concerns, and suggests well- considered and sound reforms with a view to improving the functioning and time management of Parliament and its public image, credibility and relevance. The author argues that this will not be possible unless a stake is created for all political parties in orderly functioning of Parliament. This perceptive, analytical and penetrating book is a must read for parliamentarians, politicians, academics, researchers, media persons, opinion-makers, bureaucrats and civil society.

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