An Overview of the Governance Content of India’s Constitution

  • Raghbendra Jha


This chapter sketches the basic contours of the Indian Constitution especially as it applies to the economic content of the governance structure. Basic features of the Indian Constitution are discussed, including the granting of universal adult franchise, fundamental rights and liberties, protection of weaker sections of society and the structure of parliamentary democracy. Constitutional and legal structures in the country are briefly outlined, before a discussion of basic elements of the taxation structure.


Constitution of India Parliamentary democracy Universal adult franchise Personal law Structure of taxation and public expenditure 


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  • Raghbendra Jha
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  1. 1.Arndt-Corden Department of EconomicsAustralian National UniversityActonAustralia

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