Evaluating Bruce Ackerman’s “pathways to constitutionalism” and India as an exemplar of “revolutionary constitutionalism on a human scale

Thiruvengadam, Arun K. (2019) Evaluating Bruce Ackerman’s “pathways to constitutionalism” and India as an exemplar of “revolutionary constitutionalism on a human scale. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 17 (2). pp. 682-689.

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Abstract

In my contribution to this symposium, I  seek to provide an overview of Bruce Ackerman’s book project series, “Pathways to Constitutionalism,” while situating it within his broader contributions to constitutional law and politics. My appraisal of the book series is broadly positive, as I find the scale, ambition, and methodological approach that Ackerman deploys to be impressive. In a later section, I examine his analysis of the Indian constitutional experience, which is one of the main planks for his broader argument relating to “revolutionary constitutionalism.” Here, I offer three critical points, which contest some of Ackerman’s views and advance a different perspective on some of his claims about the Indian constitutional experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bruce Ackerman, Constitution, India constitution, Indian judiciary
Subjects: Social sciences > Law
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 15:21
Related URLs:
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2075
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/moz048

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