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Date Created: 09/09/15
LSJ POL S 367 Comparative Law and Courts Final Study Guide Fall 2008 The nal exam will be on Wednesday December 10 1030a1220 in MGH 389 The exam is closed book books and notes may not be consulted You do not need a bluebook The exam will consist of one essay question and a series of shortanswer type questions It is not comprehensive You will only be tested on material since the midterm Part III Constitutional Courts in Transition Societies and Part IV Supranational and International Courts of the course Preparation should include reviewing your required readings the weekly reading guidesquestions and your lecture notes The guide below will help focus your review TermsConcepts Identi cations Margin of Appreciation The Council of Grand Justices Van Gend en Loos 1963 National Sovereignty Subsidiarity Article 6 of the European Convention Principle of Complementarity General Questions 1 Generally speaking constitutions embody whose interests Throughout the 1990s we have seen widespread adoption of new constitutions as countries are democratizing e g in Central and Eastern Europe now in Iraq etc In the case of these recent new democracies are there other interests who may in uence what is included in these new constitutions 2 Identify the 5 institutional factors that Ginsburg argues can in uence judicial review powers of a court Explain how each of these factors may limit or enhance the court s review powers 3 Re ecting on the role of courts in new democracies what two different ways could constitutional courts effectively give meaning to the new constitution Also be familiar with the three types of cases these new courts might hear and which type is the most difficult for these new courts to decide and why 4 Identify the three waves of democracy that characterize the historical expansion of judicial review around the world Also be prepared to identify a country associated with each of the three time periods 5 Be familiar with the distinctive characteristics of the Taiwan CourtsLegal System Familiarize yourself with the structure and relative autonomy of the Council of Grand Justices You should be able to describe its judicial review powers and who has access to the Council How have individual human rights been protected in Taiwan In general for a new democracy is the Taiwanese courtlegal system more or less politically powerful in terms of its reach into policymaking and rights politics Provide evidence to support your conclusion


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