Social intuitions in the shadow of liberal constitutionalism: An Indian perspective

John, Mathew (2017) Social intuitions in the shadow of liberal constitutionalism: An Indian perspective. In: Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 129-148. ISBN 9781316285695; 9781107112759

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This chapter is concerned with the limits of liberal constitutionalism. It examines these limits by describing Indian constitutionalism as a revolutionary project in state building – one that has been formally founded on the structural architecture of liberal democratic ideas for more than a hundred years, but has been continually faced with the limits of that architecture as it encounters and rubs against India’s autochthonous social and cultural traditions and epistemologies. Unable to draw on India’s own social understandings, it is argued, the institutional tropes and structures of liberal constitutionalism are operationalised by co-o pting autochthonous and organic social categories into constitutionally formalised identities.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Liberal Constitutionalism | Indian Constitutionalism
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 10:11
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 08:54


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