Constitutionalism and Democracy: Evaluating the Balance in India


  • Dr. Jai Prakash Kushwah Advocate, Madhya Pradesh High Court, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India, [DLIL, LL.B., LL.M.(Medalist), Ph.D. (Law), Ph.D. (Geographical Crime), B.Sc. (Maths), MA (English), MA(Geography), IGD Bombay, EGD Bombay].



Constitutionalism, Democracy, India, Balance, Majoritarianism, Minority Rights, Judiciary, Socio-economic Disparities


This paper critically evaluates the delicate balance between constitutionalism and democracy in India. It examines the development of democratic governance as well as the historical background of the Indian Constitution's drafting. In order to evaluate the degree to which India has succeeded in striking a peaceful balance between constitutionalism and democracy, the study employs a multidisciplinary approach that draws on legal, political, and social viewpoints to examine important constitutional concepts and democratic institutions. It also looks at current issues, such as conflicts between majoritarianism and minority rights, the significance of the judiciary in preserving constitutional principles, and how socioeconomic inequality affects democratic engagement. This study provides insights into strengthening the mutually beneficial relationship between constitutionalism and democracy in India by highlighting its advantages, disadvantages, and potential reform areas.


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DOI: 10.53724/ambition/v8n4.05
Published: 26-02-2024

How to Cite

Dr. Jai Prakash Kushwah. (2024). Constitutionalism and Democracy: Evaluating the Balance in India. Research Ambition an International Multidisciplinary E-Journal, 8(IV), 25–57.