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Courses on Law

1) Russian System of State and Law

Title: Russian System of State and Law (7 ECTS)
Responsible person: Alexander Larichev (PhD, Associate Professor)
Content description:
The course is dedicated to the constitutional basics or Russian state and law. Course topics include: Basic principles and sources of law; The 1993 Constitution and hierarchy of legal acts; Constitutional rights and duties of individuals; Russian citizenship; System of Governmental Bodies in Russian Federation; Federal structure of the Russian state; Division of powers between the federal center and states; Local (municipal) self-government in Russia.
The course includes comparative component: discussions and assignments with the use of supplementary materials on constitutional law of European and other countries.
Evaluation: essay on the topic to choose (2 written or typed A4 pages):
1. Comparative features of constitutional status of citizens in Russia and other countries (choose a country in accordance with your own preferences).
2. Real and “artificial” federalism: theory and practice (on the example of Russia and other countries).
3. Characteristics and problems of executive power in the present- day Russia.
4. Federal structure of state as an instrument to preserve national culture and languages: problems and perspectives in Russia and other countries.
5. Local self-government reform: what is the best solution for Russia?

2) Constitutional and Legal Status of the Republic of Karelia

Title: Constitutional and Legal Status of the Republic of Karelia (6 ECTS)
Responsible person: Alexander Larichev (PhD, Associate Professor)
Content description:
The course is dedicated to features of constitutional and legal status of the Republic of Karelia as a subject of the Russian Federation. In addition to the analysis of distinctive features of the status of the Republic of Karelia, more broad issues of Russian federalism are examined during the course: legal concept of the subject of the Russian Federation, constitutional and legal status of subjects in accordance with the Russian law and theory, division of powers between the levels of public government in Russia.
The course includes comparative component: discussions and assignments with the use of supplementary materials on constitutional law of European and other countries.
Evaluation:
Essay on the topic to choose (2 written or typed A4 pages):
1. Comparative features of constitutional and legal status of territories within the unitarian state and subjects of a federation.
2. Real and “artificial” federalism: theory and practice (on the example of Russia and other countries).
3. Division of powers between the levels of public government: models and solutions.
4. Federal structure of state as an instrument to preserve national culture and languages: problems and perspectives in Russia and other countries.
5. Local self-government reform: what is the best solution for Russia’s North?

Contacts:
Institute of International Programs
Office 401, Anokhina str., 20,
Petrozavodsk, 185910, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation
tel: +7(8142) 71-10-89;
fax: + 7(8142) 71-96-14
e-mail: inted@petrsu.ru


 



 
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