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Author Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) Conference (1st : 2009 : Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Title The shifting scales of justice : the Supreme Court in neo-liberal India / edited by Mayur Suresh and Siddharth Narrain.

Published New Delhi Orient Blackswan Private Limited, 2014.


1 copy ordered for UniM Law on 05-05-2016.
Physical description xxvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes "The main themes of this book began with a feeling that the Supreme Court was moving towards the right, and were developed over a series of conversations at the Alternative Law Forum (ALF), the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG) and the Christ College of Law. Some of the essays in this volume were presented at a panel titled 'Assessing the "Conservative Shift" in the Indian Supreme Court's PIL Jurisprudence' at the inaugural Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) Conference at the CSLG, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, in January 2009."--Page [xiii]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the course of the last two decades, the Supreme Court has tried to regulate the use of India's forest resources, has passed orders on the type of fuel to be used by urban public transport, has controlled appointments to the higher judiciary and has even claimed the power to declare constitutional amendments invalid. 'The Shifting Scales of Justice' traces the ideological direction that the Supreme Court has charted over the last two decades. The book examines this expansion of its power and the transformation in the Court's worldview. It focuses on a time when many feel that the Supreme Court has become more conservative: it dwells on the Court's conservative stand made apparent when it compares slum dwellers to pickpockets, orders the interlinking of rivers in the name of national progress and reasons that tribal populations will benefit from mining of their lands among others. The essays provide an account of this shift within a larger narrative that identifies the precise manner in which these changes have taken place. It looks at the emergence of judicial sovereignty that appears to be honouring its committment to the 'oppressed and bewildered' in name only."--Dust jacket.
Other author Suresh, Mayur, editor.
Narrain, Siddharth, editor.
Alternative Law Forum (Bangalore, India)
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (Bangalore, India)
Jawaharlal Nehru University. Centre for the Study of Law and Governance.
Christ University (Bangalore, India). School of Law.
Subject India. Supreme Court -- Congresses.
Judicial power -- India -- Congresses.
Public interest law -- India -- Congresses.
Citizen suits (Civil procedure) -- India -- Congresses.
Conference proceedings.
Variant Title Supreme Court in neo-liberal India
ISBN 9788125054320