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030541 KU Comparative Constitutional Studies (2019W)

Part I: Heads of States - Gruppe 2

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



max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Please notice that there are two similar courses (030224 - Gruppe 1 and 030541 - Gruppe 2) which offer the same topics, but take place on different dates in December 2019 and January 2020.
The PRELIMINARY TALKS will take place on Wednesday 9.10. for both courses, but also with different (!!!) timing.

So if you get registered, please choose the course with your favoured dates. But be aware that - depending on the number of students interested - you may still be allocated to the other group.
Which group and dates are finally relevant for you, you will see as soon as the registration time is over.

Mittwoch 09.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG (Vorbesprechung)
Donnerstag 09.01. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Freitag 10.01. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is an introduction into the Comparative Constitutional Studies lecture series held by Prof. Manfred Stelzer. It is designed to enable students to engage in a comparative study of constitutional systems from a wide variety of jurisdictions such as the UK, Germany, Australia, China, the USA, Finland etc. A thematic approach, meanwhile, provides for a variety of subject-areas: Part I of the lecture series will focus on "Heads of States". This will allow for a discussion of aspects of comparative constitutional law in greater depth - a considerable advantage for those attracted to this field.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Country-by-country, selected jurisdictions are reviewed on the basis of the same pre-selected range of themes. The students will prepare oral presentations on the topic of "Heads of States" in the assigned system. Active participation in class is mandatory to complete the course. Progressively, with each new system discussed, students will learn to recognise differences and similarities from the sequence of systems.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements:
Performance in all three tasks (participation in class, presentation and handout) is mandatory to complete the course. Attendance is compulsory throughout the entire course.
Evaluation criteria:
The course assessment is based on a point system: Reflective participation in class (5 points), quality of oral presentation (4 points) and handout (1 point). Limit to pass the class: 6 points.


Students are expected to read the course materials, relevant for the topic of their presentation.


- Leyland P., “The Constitution of the United Kingdom - A Contextual Analysis”, 2nd Ed, Hart Publishing, 2012
- Henderson J., “The Constitution of the Russian Federation - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2011
- Harding A., Leyland P., “The Constitutional System of Thailand - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2011
- Stelzer M., “The Constitution of the Republic of Austria - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2011
- Husa J., “The Constitution of Finland - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2010
- Matsui S., “The Constitution of Japan - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2010
- Heun W., “The Constitution of Germany - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2010
- Saunders C., “The Constitution of Australia - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2010
- Klug H., “The Constitution of South Africa - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2010
- Sidel M., “The Constitution of Vietnam - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2009
- Tushnet M., “The Constitution of the United States of America - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2008
- Harding A., “The Constitution of Malaysia - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2012
-Butt S., “The Constitution of Indonesia - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2012
-Zhang Q., “The Constitution of China - A Contextual Analysis”, Hart Publishing, 2012

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19