[POLS 251] Judging Politics: Comparative Courts and Law


Introduction to the interaction between law, courts, and politics around the world—particularly in the new democracies of Africa and Latin America—but also with cases from the United States, Europe, and Asia. This course, starting from the assumption that courts are political actors, examines the formal and informal functions of courts by investigating how they have crafted national policies, empowered individual rights regimes, and shaped the democratic development of states.

Course Title

Judging Politics: Comparative Courts and Law

Course Code

POLS 251

Units

1

Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements

3B

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Political Science 110, 130 or 160.

Frequency

Offered even years, fall semester.

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