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Manager Inna Fedchenko
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The Faculty of Law was one of the first faculties created in the Higher School of Economics. Economic and legal disciplines, new innovative courses, fundamental law disciplines and narrowly specialized courses are all equally important for the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's strength is the curriculum's focus on the practical, which perpares its graduates to successfully meet the demands of the labour market.
Level of study: Master
The course “Comparative Constitutional Law” covers series of topics within comparative study of constitutional as well as quasi-constitutional systems. It is aimed to investigate the concepts and structures of the constitutions and the constitutional law institutions in Russia and foreign countries through all over the world from a comparative perspective. The main idea of the course is to prove that the constitutionalism is the balanced system of a society organization. There are a lot of constitutional balances. The main of them is the balance between human liberty and the state power. The most significant institutions of the constitution law such as human rights, systems of government, judicial review, and the territory organization of modern states are analyzed from the perspective of the system of the constitutional balances. The course introduces students to the different models of the constitutionalism (inclined to presidential or parliament ones) and quasiconstitutionalism (including religious (Islamic), party (socialist), inertial (bureaucratic, post-socialist), military (Latin American), tribal (African), superficial (elite) and unstable (revolutionary) models) in history and the modern world.
The main objectives of this course are the following:
1. Transformation of students understanding of the constitutional law role in establishing effective government system;
2. Investigating actual constitutional law problems and analysis of different approaches to these problems solutions in Russia and foreign countries.
Comparative Constitutional Law (PDF, 345 Кб)
Module 3, 4
In-class hours 56
Total hours 228