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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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POL 355 - Courts and Politics in Comparative Perspective

4 credits (Fall)
What do constitutions say and how do they become enforceable documents? This seminar focuses on the politics of constitutional choice and interpretation. It looks at the political aims of constitution and the role of courts in enforcing these documents. It analyzes the political factors involved in judicial decisions and the political strategies that derive from them, as well as how constitutional meaning evolves and changes. Cases include Germany, France, Spain, United States, Canada, Russia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Prerequisite: Third or fourth-year standing and POL 216 , POL 219 , POL 239 , POL 255 POL 258 , POL 261 , or POL 273 .
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Sala