Civil Law (Books and Journals)
- Asian Journal of Legal Education From Nbr. 1-1, January 2014 to Nbr. 8-1, January 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Indian Journal of Public Administration From Nbr. 1-1, January 1955 to Nbr. 67-1, March 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Legal Articles Think Legal, 2014
Book review: Sudhanshu Ranjan, Justice vs. Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?
Sudhanshu Ranjan, Justice vs. Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India? New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2019, xiv + 384 pp., ₹995 (Hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-19-949049-3, 0-19-949049-X.
Book review: Govind Bhattacharjee, Story of Consciousness
Govind Bhattacharjee, Story of Consciousness. Noida, India: Vigyan Prasar, 2019, 372 pp. ₹450.00.
Book review: Ram Sewak Sharma, The Making of Aadhar: The World’s Largest Identity Platform
Ram Sewak Sharma, The Making of Aadhar: The World’s Largest Identity Platform. New Delhi, India: Rupa Publishers, 2020, 240 pp., ₹595.00.
Exploring Leadership in the Frame of Prescriptions and Systemic Expectations: A Case of Government Boys Secondary School in Delhi
The words autonomy, power and leadership have always been debated, especially when it comes to government setup where roles and responsibilities largely are top-down. The article explores leadership practices and autonomy exercised by the school leader within the frame of prescribed roles and responsibilities and accountability structures. The study is a case of Government Secondary School in...
Book review: Rita Abrahamsen, Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa
Rita Abrahamsen, Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa. New York: Zed Books, 2000, XV+168 pp., $22.50 (paperback), ISBN:1-85649-859-X; $65.00 (hardback), ISBN: 1-85649-858-1.
Central Vigilance Commission: A Perspective Based on Historical Indian World View and Statecraft
Central Vigilance Commission is the apex integrity institution of the nation. It was formed by the government on the recommendations of the Santhanam Committee by way of a Resolution on 11 February 1964. Over the period, unparalleled services have been rendered by the Commission to the nation in the field of anti-corruption. However, a far more important role played by the Commission is that it...
Personal Liability: Forging New Tools of Accountability in Public Law
In 1991, two decisions passed by benches headed by Kuldip Singh J. marked an unprecedented shift to holding public officers personally liable to pay damages for arbitrary orders. The Supreme Court of India imposed damages to the quantum of fifty lakh rupees on Captain Satish Sharma, the former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, for arbitrarily allotting fifteen petrol outlets out of his...
The Rise of the Panchayati Raj Institutions as the Third Tier in Indian Federalism: Where the Shoe Pinches
The idea of forming a two-tier federal structure in India gathered considerable momentum after the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League came together through a Pact in 1916. But the concept of the third tier which was mooted in the Constituent Assembly through the incorporation of panchayats in the Directive Principles of State Policy after detailed deliberation began receiving...
Book review: Iqbal Chand Malhotra & Maroof Raza, Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified
Iqbal Chand Malhotra & Maroof Raza, Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified. India: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019, 202 pp. £22.50 (hardback). ISBN: 9789388912853.
Focus on Quality in Higher Education in India
These days we find a lot more focus on ‘quality’ in the field of higher education than ever before. In fact, it is the concept of quality that makes higher education ‘higher’. Earlier, the pursuit of higher education was elitist. The focus used to be on ‘knowledge for the sake of knowledge’. However, with the massification of higher education in the wake of knowledge-based and technology-driven...
National Cadet Corps (NCC): Its Role in Integrating North Eastern Region (NER) with Mainstream India
To the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, lie the unexplored states of the Indian Union. This region holds a unique place in the federal structure of India. This article attempts to scrutinise the diversity of NER, along with the potential of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) as a medium to change, uplift and assimilate it with pan India. The article aims to comprehend how NER can accommodate the...
Revisiting Fred W. Riggs’ Model in the Context of ‘Prismatic’ Societies Today
F. W. Riggs initiated seminal areas of enquiry and research right from the beginning of his journey as an author and a theorist in public administration. His lifetime publications testify to a search for an ‘authentic’ model for analysing the administrative structures and behaviour of developing countries since the 1960s. Riggs pursued what is known as the ‘ecological’ study of public...
Urban–Rural Dichotomy in Planning: Review of Legal Framework in Four States of India
Current urbanisation trends in India show a quantum jump in number of ‘census towns’, which are not statutorily declared as urban areas, but have acquired all characteristics of urban settlements. Sizeable number of such census towns are not located near any Class 1 city. Lack of proper and timely planning has led to unplanned growth of these settlements. This article is based on a review of...
- Current Challenges in Diffusion of Solar Power in India
Adoption and Implementation of Clinical Legal Education Programmes in the Indonesian Legal Education System
Legal education in Indonesia has followed a traditional model, focusing on the rote transfer of legal doctrine. Students are taught legal theories and sources of law but not how to critically apply the law in concrete real-world scenarios. Consequently, law graduates tend to be unprepared for the workforce, which is a regular complaint of employers. To overcome this impediment, some law faculties
Japan’s Legal Education Assistance in Asia: Building a Cohort of Jurists for Transition Reforms
For about three decades, Japan has been providing legal assistance to select countries in Asia in their transition endeavours from socialism to market economy. Whereas historically, international legal assistance traditions and their philosophies were designed by Western donors, Japan intends to demonstrate a shift from such traditional settings by offering its own ideas and approaches towards...
Advancements in Legal Education in India: Challenges and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research
Social, economic and political changes have brought new challenges and divergent views to twenty-first-century legal education. Law is an expression of the social idea, and more creative solutions evolve from interdisciplinary collaborations. The resolution by legal luminaries to elevate legal research to a high standing, on par with other disciplines, is yet to find a foothold even after the...
Comparing Experiential Legal Education in Canada and India
Legal education has evolved over several centuries across the globe, and its effectiveness is a matter of significant concern not merely for legal practitioners but also for society in general. One approach that has been gaining considerable attention is the concept of experiential legal education, which is at different levels of implementation across the world. Countries such as the United...
Environmental Legal Education as if Earth Really Mattered: A Brief Account from Japan
How can environmental legal education engage with the Anthropocene? Focusing on the Japanese higher education context, this article interweaves the author’s own biographical experience (i.e., a recent professional move from the Graduate School of Law to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) with an analysis of how international non-monodisciplinary teaching frameworks can contribute to the...
Dissecting the Dichotomy of Skill and Social Justice Theory of Law School Legal Aid Clinics in the USA and India: A Re-look of the Past and the Present
With the mushrooming of legal aid clinics across institutions imparting legal education, there exists a conundrum as to their actual objectives. With passage of time, social justice theory is losing ground and skill development theory has gained greater predominance. In order to understand the objectives behind establishing legal aid clinics, the article traces its inter-linkages with the theory...
A Study on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning in Legal Education in India
Legal education in India aims at enabling learners to think critically and apply what they have learned. Problem-based learning (PBL) can be used as an effective tool to achieve this objective. This study was carried out to understand the effectiveness of this tool in legal education. A comparative analysis of the traditional method with PBL has shown that the latter leads to benefits in the form
- Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s Philosophy of Constitutionalism as an Instrument of Justice: Social, Economic and Political
The Trajectory of Indian State: A Theoretical Understanding
The concept of state occupies a central place in the academic discourse. The idea of the state has been an important determinant factor in terms of analysing the politics of the country. It is in this context this article seeks to understand the trajectory of the Indian state. The nature of the contemporary Indian state has undergone a dramatic change in the last few decades. The manifestation of
Book review: Goke Adegoroye, Restoring Good Governance in Nigeria (Vol. 2): Leadership & Political Will
Goke Adegoroye, Restoring Good Governance in Nigeria (Vol. 2): Leadership & Political Will. Lagos: Prestige Imprint, Kachifo Limited, 2015, pp. 186, ₹941.64.
Indian Railways Restructuring: Private Sector Involvement, A Beginning
Indian Railways (IRs), the world’s fourth-largest network by size, has a route length covering approximately 68,155 km. It operates over 22,669 trains a day, sixty per cent of which are the ones transporting about 844 crore passengers and 123 crore tonnes of freight; two-third of its total revenue is from freight and only 27.3 per cent are passenger receipts. It is the eighth employer in the...
Customary Law and Challenges to Governance in the Context of Land Inheritance Among the Women of Munda Tribe in Jharkhand
The changing socio-economic scenario has brought its negative repercussions on the tribal women. They are not only being denied land rights but are also being made the victims of violence by the males. They are mostly widows, single and separated women. This research article focuses on the Munda tribe in Jharkhand and attempts to study the customary practices of the land inheritance among the...
Governance Gaps in the Sixth Schedule Mechanisms in Meghalaya
The legal-political discourse at the time of drafting of independent India’s Constitution resulted in a unique constitutional arrangement guaranteeing a model of self-government through setting up Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) for some of India’s designated tribal communities. This constitutional modality governing the tribal majority regions in India’s North-east is known as the Sixth...
Book review: Rao V.B.J. Chelikani, Civics of Human Relations
Rao V.B.J. Chelikani, Civics of Human Relations. Chennai: Notion Press, 2019, pp. 506, ₹515.00 (Paperback). ISBN- 978-1-64546-579-9.
- Do the Advantages of the Weberian Bureaucracy Outweigh Its Disadvantages?