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Constitution and Revolution

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071600
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0005
Constitution and Revolution

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This chapter examines the significance of the Constituent Assembly as the culmination of the prior period of revolutionary struggle, and how its procedures for decision making were a creative adaptation of earlier forms of leader-citizenry dialogue that emerged to mediate disagreements on higher law principles. It also looks at how the existence of minority opinions affected the Assembly's interpretation of the idea of popular sovereign power.

Keywords: Constituent Assembly; popular sovereign power; revolutionary struggle; founders; minority opinions

Chapter.  5232 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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