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Unit COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Course
Law
Study-unit Code
A000040
Location
PERUGIA
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Andrea Pierini
Teachers
  • Andrea Pierini - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Andrea Pierini
CFU
9
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Comparatistico
Sector
IUS/21
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
English
Contents
The comparative analysis in constitutional law. Types of Constitution, of States and Government. Transnational law.
Reference texts
M. Volpi, Libertà e autorità, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed. M. Rosenfeld, A. Sajó (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012 Part I Cap. 1,4, Part II Cap. 8,9, Part. IV Cap. 26,27,29,30 Other materials will be get available during the course.
Educational objectives
Provide the students an adequate knowledge of paradigmatic issues of Comparative public law
Prerequisites
Students must have:- An adequate level of English language proficiency;- The knowledge of basic principles and concepts of public law: constitution and constitutionalism; types of States and governments; fundamental rights; this requirement applies to both the students attending and not attending the course
Teaching methods
Oral lessons
Learning verification modality
Oral examination
Extended program
The course will be divided in two modules:A GENERAL section dedicated to the basic principles of Comparative public law with particular attention to the theory of Constitutionalism and of the State, the forms of government, types of judicial review of legislation and federalism and regional organizationA SPECIAL SECTION focused on the roots, the sources and evolution of the English law system and Government, in order to move after the attention to the analysis of United States' Constitution and legal system, which will be analyzed from its origins, through the evolutionary dynamics up to the most recent institutional events. Besides, special attention will be given to paradigmatic issues such as the division of powers, federalism and the protection of fundamental rights.
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