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憲法の制度設計

Comparative Constitutional Design
If laws are rules that guide our society, then constitutions are the “rules about the rules”: they establish the basic framework of governance and normative principles that other legislation must follow. This class examines the determinants of constitutional content and survival, covering a wide variety of regions and historical time periods. We will focus in particular on three institutional arrangements: the powers of the executive vs. legislature, the electoral system, and federalism. When countries democratize, how much do constitution writers anticipate the effects of different institutional forms? How much does self-interest matter, as opposed to cultural beliefs or international precedence? Does the inclusiveness of the constitution writing process influence their long-term viability? When countries fail, how much is the constitution at fault?
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
25-304-56
GLP-LP6316S1
憲法の制度設計
Kenneth Mori McElwain
A1 A2
水曜3限
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教室
国際学術総合研究棟 演習室C
講義使用言語
日本語、英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
法学政治学研究科
授業計画
The course will rely heavily on group work among students, particularly the final research presentation. In addition to studying actual constitutions, we will also conduct a simulation of constitution-writing in the final weeks.
授業の方法
Lectures and in-class discussions (roughly 50% each). Student presentations in last two week.
成績評価方法
Two short essays, worth 10% each. Class participation, worth 50%. Final research presentation, worth 30%.
教科書
REQUIRED: Zach Elkins, Tom Ginsberg, and James Melton. 2009. The Endurance of National Constitutions. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521731324.
参考書
Other readings will be drawn from book chapters and academic papers, available online.
履修上の注意
The readings will be in English. Familiarity with statistical analysis is useful, but not required.