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: Winter 2021
Instructors: Poirier, Johanne (Winter)
Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 450.