ISBN 9788129118042,India's Parliamentary Democracy On Trial

India's Parliamentary Democracy On Trial


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118042

ISBN-10 8129118041

Hard Back

Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

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. About the Author Madhav Godbole holds an M.A and Ph. D. in Economics (University of Bombay). His distinguished career included his work as Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Secretary, Urban Development in Government of India, and Principal Finance Secretary, Maharashtra and Chairman, Maharashtra State Electricity Board. His essays and research papers have been published in several books and reputed journals. His six books in Marathi, which are compilations of articles, have been awarded four prizes for non-fiction intellectual writing.