Universität Wien FIND

030502 KU Transformations of Constitutionalism (2017S)

also for diploma and doctoral students

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 20.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 27.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 03.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Donnerstag 06.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Montag 24.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 08.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 15.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 22.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 29.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 12.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Dienstag 13.06. 11:45 - 13:15 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Montag 19.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

We are currently witness to the emergence of a third wave of the constitutionalist project. It raises the question what remains of the original ideas.
Constitutionalism 1.0 is the old-fashioned project to create and sustain limited government. The basic tools thereto are jurisdictional constraints and negative rights. The constitution is understood to be a written document, authored by a people. Its application is to be based upon interpretation. This is the world as created by the American (and the French) revolution.
Constitutionalism 2.0 accords to the constitution an even more important role. It is supposed to inform the creation of optimal government. Therefore, the constitution does not only limit; it guides. Adjudicating bodies loom large. That the constitution is written matters very little. The constitution is but another name for the precepts of practical reason. With regard to the scope of its authority, the constitution becomes “total.” The paradigmatic case for this type of constitution is post-war Germany.
Constitutionalism 3.0, roughly speaking, stands for the constitution in the process of denationalization. In several respects, the authority of the constitution becomes recast from a cosmopolitan perspective. However, it denotes also the situation in which the constitution—owing to transnational forces—is increasingly confronted with its own limitations and encounters its “other.” The relevant keywords are multilevel systems, pluralism, the rise of executive authority or the normalcy of emergency rule.
The class does not suggest that we observe a historical sequence in the course of which one constitutionalism replaces the other; rather successor versions become grafted upon their predecessor.
aim: offers a solid historical overview of constitutionalism.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

written final exam (2 hours), classroom participation.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

assessment of classroom participation and written exam.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Downloadable resources in moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:47