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    • 20542-01
    • Comparing U.S. and European Constitutionalism
    • Grimm
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option

    Comparing U.S. and European Constitutionalism (20542). 2 units. Modern constitutionalism was invented in the United States, but soon adopted in many European countries. Both constitutional systems undoubtedly belong to the type of liberal democracies. But there are also striking differences, for instance, in the historical origin, which continues to exercise its influence today, and in the understanding of fundamental rights, the separation of powers, the function and acceptance of judicial review, constitutional amendments, the attitude toward international law, etc. Knowledge of these differences sharpens the understanding of one's own constitutional system, makes the deeper roots behind the differences visible, and furnishes alternatives that may be useful when it comes to interpreting constitutions and solving constitutional conflicts. At the end the question will be whether or not the constitutionalization process in the EU follows the American model of 1787. This course will meet for the first half of the semester, between August 29 and October 6. Students who complete Substantial Papers may earn a third unit for the course. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. D. Grimm

    Location: SLB - 113 (Mon)
    SLB - 113 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10129
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