Title

Constitutional Fiats: Presidential Legislation in India's Parliamentary Democracy

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The article presents information on the presidential legislation of the parliamentary democracies, India and Pakistan. It discusses the role of the President acting as the Council of Ministers for the enactment of legislations as ordinances without the consent of the Parliament. Information on the legal interpretation of the ordinances and its interaction with the principles of the parliamentary system of the government is also presented.

Keywords

Presidential administrations, Democracy, cabinet system, legislative bodies, India

Discipline

Asian Studies | Constitutional Law | Law and Society | Legislation

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Columbia Journal of Asian Law

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

61

ISSN

1094-8449

Publisher

Columbia University

Additional URL

http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/colas24&g_sent=1&collection=journals3&id=3