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Spring 2014 - Con Law II: Federalism

Levinson, Sanford V

Course ID: 381C  Unique # 29655  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 9:05 am - 10:20 am TNH 3.129
   Wednesday 9:05 am - 10:20 am TNH 3.129
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Monday, May 5    8:30 am          A-Z
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This course will look at a variety of theoretical and practical issues linked with the decision to adopt a federal political system.  Although there will certainly be attention paid to a variety of decisions by the United States Supreme Court, the readings will also include a variety of historical materials, as well as some political theory and political science in order to ask why federal systems arise in the first place and whether there is a likely instability built into any federal system that might manifest itself, in the extreme case, in attempts by sub-national units to secede from the larger federal system.

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