DACPVP03 Reading Group

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Ing. Mgr. Jaroslav Benák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Zuzana Vikarská, MJur, MPhil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Zuzana Vikarská, MJur, MPhil, Ph.D.
Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science – Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Andrea Kalivodová, DiS.
Mon 25. 9. to Fri 22. 12. Mon 18:00–19:40 Virtuální místnost
No prerequisites.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to make the students acquainted with some of the key classical works in the field of constitutional law as well as with some examples of the current works in progress or fresh pieces by leading academics. This way, the "academic literacy" of doctoral students will be enhanced.
Learning outcomes
The student will be:
- acquainted with the key literature in the field;
- able to understand current trends in constitutional law.
  • This course has different content every term. The syllabus of the course will be communicated in the first week of the semester (at latest), preferably on the basis of the students' input and preferences. In case of questions, feel free to approach the course convenor at any time.
    recommended literature
  • BOBIĆ, Ana. The jurisprudence of constitutional conflict in the European Union. First edition published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. xxvii, 285. ISBN 9780192847034. info
  • SUTEU, Silvia. Eternity clauses in democratic constitutionalism. First edition published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. xxv, 309. ISBN 9780198858867. info
  • TUSHNET, Mark V. The new fourth branch : institutions for protecting constitutional democracy. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. ix, 186. ISBN 9781009048491. info
  • KOCHENOV, Dimitry. Citizenship. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2019. xvi, 321. ISBN 9780262537797. info
  • BARBER, N. W. The principles of constitutionalism. First edition published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xii, 276. ISBN 9780198808145. info
  • HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY. The Federalist papers. Edited by Garry Wills. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1982. xxviii, 47. ISBN 0553210726. info
Teaching methods
reading (significant amounts of material), guided discussions, written work (position papers, mostly)
Assessment methods
Active participation in class discussion is required. After every seminar, students are informed whether their participation was regarded as 'active'. If not, they are asked to submit a short reaction paper, reflecting upon the topic of the given seminar.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
Looking forward to our regular meetings! :)
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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