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030541 KU Comparative Constitutional Studies (2016S)

Part IX: Federal State

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Anmeldung/registration: E-Mail: doris.erker@univie.ac.at

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.03. 16:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 24.05. 09:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum SEM64 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 25.05. 09:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum SEM51 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Wednesday 25.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U15 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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 IX of the lecture series will focus on "Federal 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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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 "federal 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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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.

Examination topics

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

Reading list

- 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

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