20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Building on public law modules studied at earlier levels, this module enables students to deepen their understanding by studying it in comparative perspective. It gives students the opportunity to explore the rich diversity of constitutional ideas and practices. The constitutional systems studied will vary depending on which topics are covered, and the topics covered may vary from year to year. Potential topics are likely to include (but are not limited to): comparative constitutional theory; constitution making and constitutional change; written v unwritten constitutions; judicial review, the trend towards `juristocracy'; constitutional idolatry; civil disobedience; and the use of emergency powers.

Staff Contact: JONES BRIAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK