Constitutional Ownership in India: A Case Study from Maharashtra and Rajasthan | Jeph & Ranjan
Namrata Jeph and Rajesh Ranjan in Constitutional Ownership in India: A Case Study from Maharashtra and Rajasthan, discuss the notion of constitutional ownership in India by placing reliance on empirical on-ground research through case studies from the states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The authors first define and review the conceptions of constitutional mobilisation and constitutional change. Subsequently, the authors argue that the citizens of the country act as a defender of the Constitution and have provided detailed accounts of a few individuals showcasing instances of constitutional ownership. The authors demonstrate that citizens can effectively use the Constitution as a tool to assert their constitutional rights, raise awareness of constitutional values, and participate in deliberation on constitutional issues which affect them.
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