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Democracy and Good Governance some guidelines for today's parliamentarians

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Author: Subhash Kashyap

ISBN: 9789386473004

Binding: HB

Price: 695 Rs.


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About The Book

Democracy and Good Governance reminds us of the true meaning of good governance and what democracy entails. Subhash Kashyap details practices and protocols followed in the Indian Parliament and the deviations and aberrant behaviours of legislatures, noting what their actual duties are and ought to be. The author also brings out in a series of biographical sketches his encounters with some remarkable parliamentarians during his long tenure in the Parliament Secretariat.

His essays on value-based education, included in his book, encourage the nurturing of democratic values that are syncretic with India’s Constitution enshrined tenets of equality, secularism and life of dignity for all its citizens. This book is a guiding light for all students of democracy, constitution and governance modules.

About the Author

Former Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha Secretariat from 1984 to 1990, Subhash C Kashyap is a well-known political scientist, an expert on the Indian Constitution, Constitutional Law and a distinguished scholar. He also headed an International Centre for Parliamentary Documentation, IPU at Geneva till 1983. He was Honorary Constitutional Advisor to the Government of India on Panchayati Raj Laws and Institutions. He is also recipient of several prestigious awards for his books on Constitution, Law and Political Science.

He was conferred on the Padma Bhushan Award for his contribution in the field of Public Affair in 2015. At present Subhash Kashyap is an Honorary Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was also a Member of the National Commission to Review the Working of Constitution and Chairman of its Drafting and Editorial Committee. He was awarded the honorary title and degree of Commander of HOASF (Honorary Order of the Academy of San Francisco) for services in the field of Constitutional Law. He received the Motilal Nehru Award two times, and the coveted Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship of 1996-98; he is also the recipient Vidur Samman, the Rajiv Smriti Samman, the Vidhi Seva Samman and the Great Son of the Soil Award and many more such awards.

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