|学年配当||1年, 2年, 3年, 4年|
|開講時間割１||１限 09:20 ～ 10:50|
Introduction to Constitutional Law in the European Union
- Recent trends in Europe constitutional developments from a comparative, political and historical perspective -
This course will be delivered using the lecture style (with learner-centered practices and learners active involvement).
Over more than 60 years, France domestic and foreign policies as well as political decision-making processes have been heavily relying on its EU partners and European policies implemented by EU institutions whose decisions and legal mechanisms have deeply reshaped France fields and degrees of intervention. Therefore to be aware of the most recent trends in Europe constitutional developments is of utmost importance to understand each EU Member State political decision.
This course provides a survey of the 28 UE Member States latest constitutional issues and developments, with an emphasis on matters such as drafting process of constitutions, emergency regimes, human rights protection, freedom of religion, property rights. It examines the key themes and challenges for EU constitutionalism from a pluralistic perspective: historical, political and legal. It also focuses on the importance of France's relations with such key actors. This course is designed for both a Japanese and a foreign audience interested in learning how to analyze constitutional frameworks in context and also in developing a deeper understanding of complex events involving intertwined political, economic, social and cultural dimensions in early 21st century Europe.
In this course students will
1) master key issues of constitutionalism such as sources of constitutional law, form of state, form of government and political system, government powers and their limits, vertical division of powers, the judiciary, and fundamental rights,
2) be able to understand European countries institutional decision-making processes,
3) be able to identify key domestic issues and actors, and
4) be able to assess France's relations with prominent European countries and other regional institutions.
By the end of the course students will:
1. Understand key concepts in constitutional and comparative constitutional law;
2. Be able to apply those concepts to specific countries and cases;
3. Be acquainted with historical aspects and recent political evolutions in major European countries;
4. Be able to think more critically about any international event reported in the news involving European countries;
Class 1. Introduction to the course: assignments allocation and explanations on what to do and how
Presentation of comparative constitutional law key concepts - Meaning and features of
"constitutionalism" in Europe
Class 2. The French Republic - The Republic of Malta
Class 3. The Federal Republic of Germany - The Republic of Austria
Class 4. The Italian Republic - The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Class 5. The United Kingdom - The Republic of Cyprus
Class 6. The Kingdom of Spain - The Portuguese Republic
Class 7. Belgium - The Republic of Latvia
Class 8. The Kingdom of the Netherlands - The Republic of Slovenia
Class 9. Ireland - The Republic of Bulgaria
Class 10. The Kingdom of Denmark - The Hellenic Republic (Greece)
Class 11. Czech Republic - The Slovak Republic
Class 12. The Republic of Finland - The Republic of Estonia
Class 13. The Republic of Poland - The Kingdom of Sweden
Class 14. Romania - The Republic of Croatia
Class 15. Hungary - The Republic of Lithuania
Class 16. Report to be submitted (as final examination)
Students will be expected to read widely (newspapers and magazines) and take part in student-led discussions.
All students will be expected to speak only in English and to make a significant contribution to each class through group oral presentations.
Students are advised to keep up with current events related to the countries being dealt with in this course.
- Each student will prepare a 2-3 minute presentation about a topic of political, economical, social, legal interest related to any EU or non-EU European country reported in the news during the week (each class);
- Each group (2 to 4 students) will prepare a 15 minute presentation (Powerpoint slides) about the most characteristic features of the constitutional system of the country of the day (according to schedule; at least twice in the term);
- Each student will have to submit a topic related to this course main theme to be validated as the end-of-term written report's theme (end-of-term);
|テキスト･参考文献||Materials will be handed out as topics require
1. L. Besselink, P. Bovend'Eert, H. Broeksteeg, R. de Lange, W. Voermans, Eds., "Constitutional Law of the EU Member States", 2014, Kluwer
2. R. Garner, P. Ferdinand, S. Lawson, "Introduction To Politics" (2nd ed.), 2012, Oxford University Press
3. H. Patrick Glenn, "Legal Traditions of the World. Sustainable Diversity in Law" (4th ed.), 2010, Oxford University Press
4. A. Heywood, "Political Ideologies. An Introduction" (5th ed.), 2012, Palgrave Macmillan
5. J. Baylis, S. Smith, P. Owens, "The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations" (5th ed.), 2011, Oxford University Press
6. M. ヘルデーン（著）「EU法」、2013年、ミネルヴァ書房
|試験・評価方法||Grades for the course will be determined by:
1. In-class performance (participation in discussions) (10%)
2. Group oral presentations (40%)
3. An end-of-term written report (50%)
1. Students are expected to attend class every week. Attendance means taking in every class (3 classes missed gets an F; more than 1/3 of the total number of classes missed gets an S for excessive absences, as stated in the university attendance guidelines).
2. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarized reports will find no favour and will get grade F.
3. The use of translation software is not authorized. Reports written with the help of such tools will receive grade F.
|その他特記事項||This course is offered as an ICC (International Course Category).
Therefore be aware that this is not an English class but a topic-focussed course taught in English.
Classes, assigments and final examination being all conducted in English, enrollment in this course implies a good command of this language at upper- intermediate or advanced level (TOEFL-iBT 70, TOEFL-PBT 530, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 750, Eiken pre-level 1).
|科目名（英語）||International Relations in France|