Universität Wien FIND

030810 KU Comparative Constitutional Law in Global Historical Perspective (2021W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 14:30 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course offers a broad insight into global historical developments and the conceptual range of constitutional laws. It aims to provide students with comprehensive tools to critically and autonomously address the main issues and debates in comparative constitutional law with respect to our globalized order.
Based on historical, legal critical, and interdisciplinary literature that invite the students to explore constitutional traditions around the world, the course, in particular, examines constitutional structures and constitutional rights. It challenges to reflect on the intersection between constitution and decolonization, before focusing, at the end of the term, on the bottom-up constitution-making processes within the frame of a reversed classroom.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation/opposition, written exam during the term and a short final reflection paper on the base of the reading sessions.
ERASMUS-Students can write the final paper in English, German, or French.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Interactive debates are at the heart of this course: A regular active participation in the discussions especially on the texts is expected.

Examination topics

The assessment is based on the average mark of the three examinations. It can be improved by active participation in the discussions.

Reading list

A reader will be available on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 05.05.2022 10:08