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Constitution-building and transition to democracy - programma
Constitution-building and transition to democracy - programma

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CATERINA FILIPPINI , responsabile dell'insegnamento

Corso di laurea in RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (REL) Immatricolati fino all'a.a. 2017/18 - Laurea Magistrale - INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorio
Anno di corso2s
Periodo di svolgimentoterzo trimestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • IUS/21 - Diritto pubblico comparato
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori6
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: The course will address the constitution building processes that took place after the collapse of the regimes in Eastern Europe and Soviet Union, viewed in comparison with those that took place in some Latin American and South Mediterranean countries. A comparative method will be used, taking into account interdisciplinary connections, but at the same time reminding the necessity of mastering a legal-constitutional lexicon.

Lingua dell'insegnamento: English

Programma di studio

Programma: In the first part of the course the students will be introduced to the definition of “countries in transition” in comparative perspective and familiarized with the problematics of constitution building in the same, especially in Russia, in the other former Soviet Republics, in the South Mediterranean countries, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Particularly attention will be devoted to the increasing role of the international organizations and of the foreign States in the constitution making process in the above mentioned countries concluding with an analysis concerning the role of institutions in consolidation of democracy and with a critical outlook on the transitional democracy paradigm.
The second part of the course concerns the Central Eastern European and Balkan countries where the so called Huntington’s third wave of democratization reached its peak after 1989, but within these countries the steps of the transition differed much from one another. Some specific aspects will examined, distinguishing the differing timings of the transition, taking into account where these transitions merely needed a constitution building and where an additional state building activity was also necessary. As for Latin America, the democratization will be analysed especially through the Eighties, including a reflection on the reasons why it followed antidemocratic reflows in previous decades.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: First module: L. E. Miller (ed.) with L. Aucoin, Framing the State in Times of Transition: Case Studies in Constitution Making, Usip, Washington, 2010: Part I pp. 3-56, Part. IV 417-434, Part. VI pp. 535-600, Part. VII 601-666. Documents of OSCE, COE and articles that will be available to the students through the Ariel site.
Second module: L. E. Miller (ed.) with L. Aucoin, Framing the State in Times of Transition: Case Studies in Constitution Making, Usip, Washington, 2010: Part. IV pp. 311-416, Part. V pp. 435-534 and articles that will be available to the students through the Ariel site.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti: First module : Juan J. Linz, Alfred Stepan, Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation. Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, pp. 3-147 pp. 366-433; Documents of OSCE, COE and articles that will be available to the students through the Ariel site.
L. E. Miller (ed.) with L. Aucoin, Framing the State in Times of Transition: Case Studies in Constitution Making: Part I: pp. 3-19, Part. VI: 535-600.
Second module: Juan J. Linz, Alfred Stepan, Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation. Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, pp. 151-365 pp. 434 - 457 and articles that will be available to the students through the Ariel site.
L. E. Miller (ed.) with L. Aucoin, Framing the State in Times of Transition: Case Studies in Constitution Making:, Part IV: pp. 311-417, Part V: pp. 435-467, Part VII: 601-667.

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame The students at the end of the first module have to write a paper on a case study to be discussed during the final oral examination.

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti Final oral examination

Attività propedeutiche consigliate Public Law

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore: IUS/21 - Diritto pubblico comparato - Crediti: 6
Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 40 ore

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CATERINA FILIPPINI , responsabile dell'insegnamentoil ricevimento ha luogo il mercoledì dalle ore 14.30stanza 6, dip. Studi internazionali, giuridici, storico politici
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