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Spring 2008 - Comparative Constitutional Law

Fedtke, Joerg M

Course ID: 279M  Unique # 28320  Credit Hours: 2
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 8:30 am - 9:20 am TNH 3.124
   Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:20 am TNH 3.124
   Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:20 am TNH 3.124
   Thursday 8:30 am - 9:20 am TNH 3.124
   Friday 8:30 am - 9:20 am TNH 3.124
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Early Friday, March 21    8:30 am - 10:30 am          A-Z
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This course covers the historical development of the European Union (highlighting the gradual functional and organizational changes that have taken place over the last five decades) and deals with its present-day constitutional structures including the Commission, the Council, Parliament, the European Court of Justice, and the European Central Bank.  Specific emphasis will be put on the development of human rights and judicial review in the European context, the current drafting of a European constitution, the ongoing expansion process, and problems connected to the introduction of a common European currency.  The course also focuses on the tension between the growing influence of the European Union and the remaining powers of its Member States.

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