Spring 2014 - Const Law II: Federalism
Levinson, Sanford V
Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 381C Unique # 29655
|MW||9:05 - 10:20 am||TNH 3.129|
Monday, May 5
8:30 am -
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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