The grade for this course consists of one written, two-day take-home, open-book book exam of maximum 2000 words excluding footnotes (70%) and class participation (30%). The exam is aimed to motivate a renewed engagement with the course material. Special emphasis will be given to the mastery of comparative approaches.
There are no linguistic or disciplinary prerequisites, all material is in English, necessary terms will be explained in class and a glossary provided.
Formal basis for the exam is the literature provided in the syllabus., which clearly distinguishes between mandatory and voluntary additional readings; only the former are strictly necessary to pass this course (and do so well).
All materials are in English and will be electronically provided.
The course will focus on theoretical readings about emergency powers, together with statutes, court judgments, and historical accounts of extraordinary events. Case studies will include the United States, Germany, Japan, France, China, Iran, East Timor, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Sweden, Argentina, and others in passing.