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Course, academic year 2019/2020
  
European Constitutionalism - HV3935
Title: European Constitutionalism
Guaranteed by: Department of Constitutional Law (22-KUP)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 colloquium [hours/week]
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Helena Hofmannová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. JUDr. Helena Hofmannová, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : HP1161, HP1171, HP1172
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (31.01.2020)
The traditional Western model of democracy, division of powers and the rule of law is going through a crisis that has a major impact on the current state and future prospect of European integration. Political dialogue at national and EU level faces major challenges, which in turn leads to questioning of the meaning of European integration itself. The course responds to the situation described above and provides students and academics with a unique opportunity to learn what the concept of European constitutionalism means, what its development was and what its current and future perspectives are. Attention will also be paid to particular topics such as the structure of the division of power in the EU, the importance of the protection of human rights for the constitutionality of the EU or the role of the EU in the protection of the division of power and the rule of law in member states. The course will provide space for reflection on questions such as: Are we on the verge of a fundamental threat to the democratic form of government, the rule of law and human rights? What is the nature of the threat in question? What is the systemic interaction between these internal developments in Member State and EU policies? What are the prospects for maintaining a material-value democratic dialogue?

The course is organized in cooperation with the University of Michigan and the University of Leiden. Students will be given a unique chance to discuss with world-famous academics of legal science such as prof. Halberstam, prof. Reagan or prof. McCrudden.
Due to the participation of foreign teachers, the course is organized in the form of block lessons that will take place from April 21 to May 7 in form of seminars at 10: 00-11: 30 or 14: 00-15: 30 (for the individual terms see syllabus; note: the proposed timetable may undergo marginal changes due to the participation of foreign teachers – students will be informed in time by e-mail; same applied to the suggested topics). Due to the block nature of the lessons, the students will be officially excused from regular seminar lessons.
Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (31.01.2020)

-          21. 4.: 14:00 – 16:00

o   Lectures: Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis (Michigan University); Jan Kuklík (Charles University)

o   Topic: Introduction

o   Room: 117

-          22.4.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: D. Piqani  (Leiden University)

o   Topic: Rule of Law and other Constitutional Hick-Ups: EU action in Eastern Europe and the Balkans (I.)

o   Room: 38

-          22.4.: 14:00 – 16:00

o   Lecturer: D. Piqani (Leiden University)

o   Topic: Rule of Law and other Constitutional Hick-Ups: EU action in Eastern Europe and the Balkans (II.)

o   Room: 38

 

-          27.4.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: D. Halberstam (Michigan University)

o   Topic: The Idea of European Constitutionalism: History, Present and Future

o   Room: 38

 

-          28.4.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: D. Halberstam (Michigan University)

o   Topic: The Organization of Europe and the Federalist Answer

o   Room: 38

 

-          29.4.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: D. Reagan (Michigan University)

o   Topic: US Populism and the Changes in the Division of Power: Lessons for EU?

o   Room: 38

 

-          30.4.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: D. Reagan (Michigan University)

o   Topic: Recent Changes in the World Trade Order and the Role of EU

o   Room: 38

 

-          4.5.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: S. Ratner (Michigan University)

o   Topic: Global Business, Human Rights and the Role of EU

o   Room: 38

 

-          5.5.: 10:00 – 12:00

o   Lectures: S. Ratner (Michigan University)

o   Topic: State of Global Justice and Rule of Law

o   Room: 38

 

-          5.5.: 14:00 – 16:00 (Michigan University)

o   Lectures: Ch. McCrudden

o   Topic: Role of Human Rights in the Construction of Europe

o   Room: 38

 

-          7.5: 14:00 – 16:00 (Michigan University)

o   Lectures: Ch. McCrudden

o   Topic: Role of International and Constitutional Courts in Protection of Liberal Democracy

o   Room: 38

Registration requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (31.01.2020)

 

To enroll in the course, it is necessary to send a cover letter of 500 - 800 characters using the following web form (https://forms.gle/d57nrBEFKCrSDSYK7) by February 9 (12:00). The selection will be announced on February 10, 2019 before the start of general enrollment. Students will be registered in IS by course guarantor.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (31.01.2020)

The course is taught in English and students are required to have a basic knowledge of state theory and constitutional law (see prerequisites). For successful completion of the course it is necessary to meet the minimum attendance standard (75%) and activity at the seminar.

 
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