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2017 223 Comparative Studies in Constitutional Law

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: OKOCHI Minori
Other Lecturers:
Course Type: Lecture
Semester:
Year: 1&2
Course Periods: Mon 3&4 every other week
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not:
Classroom: 905 / GSL Bldg

 

Outline of Lecture Course

The purpose of this course is to review the fundamentals of constitutional theory, and examine how the theoretical application of Japanese constitutional law to various constitution-related issues compares to that of students’ home countries, while reviewing constitutional theory and its various manifestations in Asian and other countries. Students will learn about the history and fundamental principles of modern constitutions, gain a fundamental understanding of the constitutions of Japan and modern constitutional countries in Western Europe, and review the constitutions of various countries, particularly in Asia. These subjects will be further explored in class discussions in which students will proactively debate various related issues. 

Course Objectives Through of this course, you will able to
1) acquire the basic knowledge of the history and grand theory of modern Constitution;
2) acquire the basic knowledge of Constitutional system in Japan and some developed countries; and
3) discuss on Constitutional law and issues in selected Asian countries.
Textbooks Not specified.
Course Materials/Supplementaries

Detailed summaries will be distributed at every class.

See Generally,

Shigenori MATSUI, The Constitution of Japan, Hart publishing 2011.

Rosenfeld & Sajo (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press 2012.

Assessment

Presentation                                       50%

Participation in class discussions           50%

Prerequisites

Other Notes

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page

1

April 17

Introduction

2

May 1

Historical development of modern constitutions (1)(lecture)

3

May 15

Historical development of modern constitutions(2) (lecture)

4

May 29

Comparative study on historical development of various countries (reports and discussion)

5

June 12

History of the Japanese Constitution (lecture)

6

June 26

Institution of / for government in Japan (lecture)

7

July 10

System for protection of human rights in Japan (lecture)

8

July 24

Final report (submission)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

 

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