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Author Shankar, Shylashri, 1967-

Title Scaling justice [electronic resource] : India's Supreme Court, anti-terror laws, and social rights / Shylashri Shankar.

Published New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxiii, 230 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary What explains the choices that India's Supreme Court justices make? Shankar addresses this question by combining a textured qualitative analysis of the constitutional and legal framework, landmark rulings, and dissenting opinions, with a statistical multivariate analysis of cases dealing with civil liberties and social rights. She argues that judges are 'embedded negotiators' who craft judgments to avoid conflict with the political wings, while also remaining mindful of their role as safe keepers of the rights of citizens.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject India. Supreme Court.
Preventive detention -- India.
Terrorism -- India -- Prevention.
Social rights -- India.
ISBN 9780199081998 (ebook) : No price