ISBN 9788129111920,The Parllamentary System

The Parllamentary System

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Shourie

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Rupa & Co

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ISBN 9788129111920
Publisher

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788129111920

ISBN-10 8129111926
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 108 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Education

With 99 per cent of legislators getting elected by a minority of electors; with scores of them getting elected on 15-20 per cent of the votes cast-that is, by 7-10 per cent of the population, how representative is our parliamentary system? Does the present system not induce political parties to go on splingtering our people? Can the country cohere when the people are splintered? Are those in government accountable to Parliament? or are they the government precisely because they, and those who control them, control Parliament? Contents : Introduction STRUCTURES Is this system a law of nature? The system we have Myths about the present system Just one among many possible systems The alternative THE SOVEREIGNTY-MONGERS The 'alert and quick-acting' sovereign Sovereignty in full spate Some important lessons NOTIONS Lessons from liberals, for liberals Romanticing 'the people' A few readings Index

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