Germany, Frankfurt Oder

Comparative Constitutional Populism

when 30 May 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1970

The course “Comparative Constitutional Populism” is an interdisciplinary attempt at providing legal and socio-legal comparative analysis of the embedded features of the democratic constitutions which make them prone to populism as well as of the emergent non-democratic constitutional alternatives, e.g. in the form of illiberal democracies. The teaching will comprise theoretical, socio-legal and comparative legal analysis. The lectures will be partially based on the Socratic method of teaching with role games, simulations and discussions complementing the teaching. The course content includes theoretical analysis, provision of comparative constitutional typologies and case studies of the most important destinations of the spread of constitutionally grounded populism. The course is especially appropriate for students in law, international relations, political studies, philosophy and sociology, but may be beneficial also for students in other branches of humanities, e.g. media studies or modern history.

Course leader

Dr. M. Belov

Target group

This course is part of the summer program "The Liberal Order in Crisis: Authoritarian, Radical, and Populist Challenges to Democracy in Europe"

Fee info

EUR 1970: including two courses, accommodation, lunch on weekdays, transaction costs, transportation within Frankfurt (Oder), extracurricular activities and taxes
EUR 400: The second fee is the tuition fee for students from non-partner universities of the European University Viadrina. Please contact your international office and the organizing team to check for possible tuition waivers.