India: The Importance of Fourth Branch Institutions to Constitutional Democracy

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In a post addressing Democratic backsliding (generally speaking), on blog site Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy, ARC Future Fellow Tarunabh Khaitan looks into the idea that India may hover on retreat from strong democratic institutions and practice, similarly to the USA and South Africa. 

For a longer discussion, see his associated paper ‘Executive Aggrandizement in Established Democracies: A Crisis of Liberal Democratic Constitutionalism’, available on SSRN.

For an overview on the elections in India, see India’s most important election in decades is looming, by Manveena Suri and Swati Gupta, CNN

And for some terrific background reading see the materials from the IACL-AIDC symposium ‘Crisis at the Supreme Court of India?‘ in May 2018.