Asymmetrical Federalism in North-East India: Politics and Process
Joseph Riamei
  • ISBN 13 : 9788170264170
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The autonomy framework should be premised on the fundamentals that people of a specific locality know best what particularistic autonomous spheres, activities, powers and resources should be endowed to them and what concomitant constitutional provisions should accompany the same. This book looks into the notion of asymmetrical federalism contextualised to North East India sourced from empirical data collected from the state of Manipur. Based on peoples' experiences of self-governance and the problems associated with it, the book examines the politico-legal framework of the federal arrangements under the Constitution of India and unpacks the subtleties of federalism and its complexities. It also attempts to articulate theoretical propositions that could unlock dead-end politics currently experienced in Manipur and create spaces for dilutions of rigid contradictions.