The course aims at giving the students the fundamental notions and instruments to analyse the different legal families and legal traditions concerning the organization of public powers and the protection of fundamental rights in a comparative and multilevel perspective. The course will focus on the different legal traditions of the world and the basic principle of constitutional law in historical and comparative perspective. The course will highlight the tension between the different legal traditions and legal globalization, with a specific focus on fundamental rights protection in a broad comparative perspective. The last part of the course will focus on the topic of law and development.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to: - Understand the different legal traditions and the basic principle of constitutional law in historical and comparative perspective. - Understand the tension between legal tradition and legal globalization. - Understand the complexity of the fundamental rights protection system in a broad comparative perspective.
Lesson period: First semester
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