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Rule of Law in a Free Society

Rule of Law in a Free Society

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Indian democracy has long been the subject of admiration around the world. However its only coo apparent imperfections continue to be a source of acute concern to its own citizens, as well as to well wishers abroad. While clearly delineated institutions of democratic governance have been established under the Constitution of India, the rule of law appears not to have taken root in the country. Inefficiency, waste, corruption, and more recently, terrorism pose seemingly insurmountable problems for the country's democratic structure. This unique collection provides an overview of the concept and relevance of rule of law today, the institutions charged with upholding it, and the threats before it. Some of India's most distinguished citizens, drawn from the legal profession, civil service, police, and academia directly address public disenchantment with the political system and offer perspectives on the challenges facing the country's constitutional institutions. Based on lectures organized by the Nehru Centre, Mumbai to reassess the rule of law experiment undertaken by the Indian republic, now sixty years old, this timely volume will interest everyone concerned about sustaining Indian democracy. All those involved in reforms in the bureaucracy and police, human rights and contemporary Indian politics, policymakers in the areas of justice administration, policing, and economic reforms, as well as human rights activists and NGOs will find this book useful.
All those involved in reforms in the bureaucracy and police, human rights and contemporary Indian Politics, Policymakers in the areas of justice administration, policing, and ecomic reforms, as well as human rights activists and NGOs will find this book useful.
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Contents
Part I – The Concept and Relavance of Rule of Law

1.    Rule of Law: Its Ambit and Dimension - Soli J. Sorabjee
2.    The Citizen and the Rule of Law - P. Chidambaram
3.    Rule of Law: The Sieges Within - Goolam E. Vahanvati
4.    The Constitution of India and Rule of Law - K.T. Thomas
Part II – Rule of Law and Institutions of State
5.    Constitutional Institutions and the Maintenance of Rule of  Law
       - N.R. Madhava Menon
6.    Executive Authority and the Rule of Law - V.K. Saraf
7.    Rule of Law and Inter-State Relations - J.S. Verma
8.    Rule of Law and the Judiciary - M.N. Venkatachaliah
Part III – Threats to Rule of Law
9.    Corruption and the Rule of Law - N. Vittal
10.  Terrorism and the Rule of Law – Prakash Singh
11.  International Relations and the Rule of Law – B.S. Chimni
List of Contributors
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Author Details
N.R. Madhava
Menon is former Director, National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, founder-Director, National Law School of India, Bangalore, and founder-Vice Chancellor of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has been a member of the Law Commission of India and of several Expert Committees, including the one on Criminal Justice Reform (2002-3).
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