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Faculty of Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
Course unit
ITALIAN AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
SPO2042983, A.A. 2012/13

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Degree course First cycle degree in
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
SP1421, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2012/13
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ITALIAN AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SERGIO GEROTTO IUS/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/21 Comparative Public Law 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 04/03/2013
End of activities 15/06/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites:
Target skills and knowledge:: This course's aims are:
· to make students familiar with the basic aspects of contemporary constitutionalism in Western democracies;
· to show them that, by revealing how other systems address similar problems, comparative constitutional law gives us a better purchase on our own legal system and legal culture;
· to push them to evaluate the foundations of individual legal systems.
Course unit contents: See below
Planned learning activities: Part one
- What is Comparative Constitutional Law?

Part two
- Sources of Law in different Legal Traditions
- Constitutional Justice

Part three
- Analysis of some National Legal Systems (Switzerland, Canada, United States etc.).
Textbooks: G. Morbidelli, L Pegoraro, A. Reposo, M. Volpi, Diritto pubblico comparato. Torino: Giappichelli, 2012.
L. Pegoraro (a cura di), Glossario di Diritto pubblico comparato. Roma: Carocci, 2009.
A SCELTA, A SCELTA. Bologna: il Mulino, --. Un libro a scelta della collana "Si governano così" della casa editrice il Mulino Cerca nel catalogo
Additional notes about suggested reading:: Please, choose Si governano così on the field Collana in the form you find in the following page: http://www.mulino.it/edizioni/volumi/catalogo_volumi.php
Teaching methods: The program includes lessons for 63 classes (45-minutes) and some seminars. As an optional students can work on extension activities
Assessment criteria: The exam consists of an oral test. Part of the test will focus on the legal system chosen by the student for a close examination.
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