Killing a Constitution with a Thousand Cuts: Executive Aggrandizement and Party-state Fusion in India

  title={Killing a Constitution with a Thousand Cuts: Executive Aggrandizement and Party-state Fusion in India},
  author={Tarunabh Khaitan},
  journal={Law \& Ethics of Human Rights},
  pages={49 - 95}
  • Tarunabh Khaitan
  • Published 1 May 2020
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