Const Law II: Federalism

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 3.129

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam May 5, 2014 8:30 am A-Z in 2.138


This course will look at a variety of theoretical and practical issues linked with the decision to adopt a federal political system. Although there will certainly be attention paid to a variety of decisions by the United States Supreme Court, the readings will also include a variety of historical materials, as well as some political theory and political science in order to ask why federal systems arise in the first place and whether there is a likely instability built into any federal system that might manifest itself, in the extreme case, in attempts by sub-national units to secede from the larger federal system.