Scott E. Lemieux
Introduction to comparative judicial politics, focusing on the relationship between law and politics in cross-national perspective, as well as on the functioning of supranational and international legal entities in the international system. Offered: jointly with LSJ 367/POL S 367.
This class will analyze comparative law using three broad themes: legal culture, judicial independence, and "law in action." Each of these themes will draw on literature from a variety of different cases, including liberal democratic, religious, and authoritarian legal systems. In addition, students will have an opportunity to anlayze one or two specific cases in more detail.
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