Jens Woelk

The thematic focus of this issue of Perspectives on Federalism shall analyse phenomena of pluralism in the judiciary of federal systems: ‘Jurisdiction and Pluralisms: Judicial Functions and Organisation in Federal Systems’.  It will focus on the degree to which legal and judicial pluralism is possible within the general legal system of the State. Particular attention will be paid to autonomous judicial powers and the organisation of the judiciary. An important question regards the interrelation with the principle of uniformity of the jurisdiction and the general legal system of th [...]

Ajayan T

Immediately after the formation of the state of Kerala, general election was held to the Kerala State Legislative Assembly. In this election, the communists came to power in Kerala. This was the first instance of the formation of a government through ballot by the communists in Asiatic region. The congress party was in power in Centre and in all other states when Kerala became the lone communist state. Thus, the co-operative federal experience of India gave way to competitive federalism. Since then, the congress party had been looking for an opportunity to dism [...]
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