DAC1PVP01 Key Concepts of Constitutional Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
JUDr. Ladislav Vyhnánek, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. PhDr. Robert Zbíral, Ph.D.
Contact Person: Mgr. Ivana Hovořáková, Ph.D.
No formal prerequisites, decent understanding of constitutional theory is expected.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to make the students acquainted with the key concepts of contemporary constitutional law and show the width and depth of their contemporary understanding.
Learning outcomes
The student will be: - able to understand the key concepts of constitutional law at a very deep level - able to engage with the existing literature concerning these concepts and contribute to the field by their own writings
  • 1) Current state of constitutionalism in the world. 2) Evolution and models of constitutionalism 3) Legitimacy 4) Rule of Law 5) Separation of Powers 6) Global Constitutionalism
    required literature
  • SOMEK, Alexander. The cosmopolitan constitution. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xii, 291. ISBN 9780198797944. info
  • The twilight of constitutionalism? Edited by Petra Dobner - Martin Loughlin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xvi, 352. ISBN 9780199651993. info
  • BEATTY, David M. The ultimate rule of law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. xvii, 193. ISBN 9780199288014. info
    not specified
  • SADURSKI, Wojciech. Equality and legitimacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xii, 259. ISBN 9780199545179. info
Teaching methods
home preparation, reading, guided discussions
Assessment methods
evaluation of guided discussions
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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