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Decision Making in the Supreme Court of India: A Juremetric Study; Alternatives in Judicial Research

Vijay Kumar Gupta

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ISBN 10: 8174790063 / ISBN 13: 9788174790064
Published by Kaveri Book, 1995
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This work offers a quantitative analysis of the Indian Supreme Court`s Decision-making process adopting a methodology which is unorthodoxas well as innovative in the field of judicial research in India. It is unorthodox in the sense that it makes a complete departure from the mainstream writings of the common law traditions and shifts its focus from `what the judges say in their opinions` to `what do they do` by casting their votes in favour or against the parties involved in the controversies before them. The methodology is innovative to the extent that for the first time the individual judges` decision making behaviour has been subjected to a rigorous quantitative analysis in the overall institutional context. The book examines a whole range of factors which go as essential input into the Supreme Court`s decision making process. Several assumptions relating to the appointment of judges in the court, the Chief Justice and his leadership role, the business environment, the structural arrangement of its decision-making function, the nature of agreement and disagreement among the judges on the decision making panels and the value orientation of judges have been subjected to close scrutiny with a view to provide an understanding of how the decision-makers in the apex court go about making decisions which are not only of great significance for the immediate parties involved but at times may have far reaching consequences for a large number of groups and sections of the Indian society. Contents:- Preface 1. Jurimetrics : A Note on Methodology I. THE DECISION MAKERS : 2. Appointment of the Chief Justice of India 3. Selection and Appointment of Judges II. INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT : 4. Business of the Court 5. Structure of Decision Making III. VOTING BEHAVIOUR : 6. Nature of Participation : Dissent, Concurrence and Unanimity 7. Attitudes and Value Orientations IV. Conclusion : 8. Conclusion Postscript Printed Pages: 229. Bookseller Inventory # 5906

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Title: Decision Making in the Supreme Court of ...

Publisher: Kaveri Book

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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