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POLI 7732 Constitutionalism and Constitutional Design (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The seminar examines the basic purposes and principles of democratic constitutions and some of the principal institutional design choices (including presidentialism vs. parliamentarianism; federalism; judicial review; and electoral and party systems). Roughly one-third of the course is devoted to constitutional and institutional theory; another third, to the United States Constitution; the remainder, to comparative questions, including constitutional design for divided societies.


Instructor(s): Michael Greve

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13