European Constitutional Law

Course Description

Instructors

Instructors

Instructor: Triantafyllia (Lina) Papadopoyloy, Associate Professor

http://law-constitution.web.auth.gr/lina/cv/

http://www.monnet-centre.uni-bremen.de/projects/thinkingbeyond/pdf/LinaPapadopoulou_CV.pdf

 

 

 

Content Development Associate: Vasiliki Kokota

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

  • The EU as an international (or supranational?) organization.
  • The institutional framework of EU.
  • The European Union as a sui generis organization.
  • Can the European Union as a sui generis organization have a constitution?
  • The material Constitution of the EU.
  • Democracy and legitimacy of EU.
  • The protection of fundamental rights at EU level.
  • Judicial protection of individuals.
  • The European Citizenship.
  • The contribution of National Parliaments to the good functioning of the EU

Course Objectives/Goals

Course Objectives/Goals

Understanding the functioning of the European Union. Relations between the Member States.
Constitutional principles and values common to European level.

Prerequisites/Prior Knowledge

Prerequisites/Prior Knowledge

  • There are no prerequisite courses.
  • Good knowledge of contitutional and EU law is desired for better understanding.

Bibliography

Bibliography

  1. Hermann-Josef Blanke, Stelio Mangiameli (eds), The European Union after Lisbon - Constitutional Basis, Economic Order and External Action, 2012.

 

Additional recommended literature

  1. Λ. Παπαδοπούλου, Εθνικό Σύνταγμα και Κοινοτικό Δίκαιο, το ζήτημα της υπεροχής, Κέντρο Ευρωπαϊκού Συνταγματικού Δικαίου "Ίδρυμα Θεμιστοκλή και Δημήτρη Τσάτσου", Αντ. Σάκκουλα, 2009
  2. Ernst Haas, The Obsolescence of Regional Integration Theory, Berkeley CA: University of California Press 1975.
  3. K. Nicolaïdes,  The New Constitution as European Demoi-cracy?, The Federal Trust 2003.
  4. European Constitutionalism Beyond the State, Weiler/Wind (eds), CUP 2003.

Target Group

Target Group

Erasmus students and foreign speakers with interests on European and constitutional law, international relations and political science.