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PUB2 503 Comparative Federalism (3 credits)

Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)


Public Law 2 : Institutional design of federal states, or of supra-national arrangements, in comparative perspective. Rationale for federal constitutions; confederal vs. federal organization; symmetric vs. asymmetric federations; allocation of powers; the subsidiarity principle; accession to and secession from the federation; the place of popular sovereignty; federalism within central legislative or executive institutions.

Terms: Summer 2013

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 450.
  • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.