Constitutionalism is often considered vital to political stability and socio-economic development in the Global South. This course will explore the multiple approaches to constitutionalism, characterized by both convergence and divergence, in several states in the Global South. The course will specifically focus on the constitutional history, politics, and social movements structured around constitutional demands within selected sites in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.
The framework for analysis will include questions regarding the extent to which constitutions have been the site of state formation, and why social movements for fundamental political and socio-economic change have often been structured around constitutional demands. The course will address questions regarding the legacy of colonialism on constitutional arrangements, legal systems, political configurations and social hierarchies in the Global South. Students will also explore the argument that approaches to constitutionalism in the South are distinctly different from approaches to constitutionalism in the Global North, with the result that the South does and should increasingly look to the South for models of constitutional politics and design.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
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Preliminary ReadingA Course Study Guide will be avilable on the Wattle Course Site approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1621||01 Oct 2015||01 Oct 2015||16 Oct 2015||18 Nov 2015||In Person||N/A|