Study programme and level
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Basic knowledge of constitutional law.
Content (Syllabus outline):
- Conceptions of democracy: popular or constitutional democracy?
- Conceptions of the rule of law: rule of law or rule with the law?
- Constitutive rights of democracy and rule of law
- Crises of democracy and potential solutions
- Crises of rule of law and potential solutions
- Selected case-studies
Objectives and competences:
The present subject contributes to the development of following generic and specific competences of students:
- ability to understand the fundamental institutes of international and diplomatic studies at the level of the master of professional studies,
- development of knowledge and understanding of concepts of international and diplomatic studies, legal rules and principles,
- ability and development of critical thinking in addressing the fundamental issues, processes and problems,
- ability and knowledge of the original resolution of concrete judicial, legal and other social problems,
- ability to transition from a descriptive way of learning to analytical learning with an emphasis on self-critical thinking,
- ability to improve the selection and application of research methods depending on the specific problem,
- understanding the necessity of a neutral philosophical approach to resolving problems in international community,
- improving the efficiency and non-discriminatory use of knowledge gained,
- improving the ability to make decisions about the fundamental dilemmas of Slovenian, European and international society society in concrete cases,
- integration of acquired knowledge in the work process and solving tasks,
- ability to search for compelling alternative solutions and their application to concrete problems,
- ability to employ acquired knowledge and skills in voluntary work,
- ability to employ interdisciplinary learning and to apply the knowledge from different areas of expertise,
- ability to work independently and self-reflective,
- ability to work in a team and decision-making and networking in the professional field,
- ability to search for solutions and their application in practice,
- Improvement and development of oral and presentation skills in the academic world and in practice
- develop the ability to write professional articles on a high professional level,
- ability to cite sources correctly in the text and at its end.
1.) Providing a broad theoretical basis for understanding of history, development and current state of democracy and rule of law in abstracto and in concreto (the case of Slovenia);
2.) To present the key practical, in particular constitutional challenges faced by democracy and rule of law, especially in Slovenia.
Intended learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding:
The student wil be capable of independent critical assessment of the concepts of democracy and rule of law, also in light of their functioning in practice.
Learning and teaching methods:
Teaching on the basis of a socratic method which requires a prior preparation for the lectures by the students and their active involvement. The emphasis will be laid on translating theoretical findings into practice. The students will learn by using on-line tools and autonomously by forming their own study groups.
Active participation in class. Written exam: in class (60%), take-home (40%).
- Peter Jambrek, THEORY OF RIGHTS, Kranj in Nova Gorica: FDŠ in Evro-PF, 2014.
- Peter Jambrek, NATION'S TRANSITIONS, Kranj in Nova Gorica: FDŠ in Evro-PF, 2014.
- Peter Jambrek, ŽENSKA DELOVNA TABORIŠČA, Kranj in Nova Gorica: FDŠ in Evro-PF, 2014.
- Peter Jambrek, USTAVA IN SVOBODA, Kranj in Nova Gorica: FDŠ in Evro-PF, 2014.
- Peter Jambrek, DRŽAVA IN DEMOKRACIJA, Kranj in Nova Gorica: FDŠ in Evro-PF, 2014.
- ŠTURM, L. (urednik): Komentar Ustave Republike Slovenije, FDŠ, Ljubljana 2009, 2011.
- Matej Avbelj (ur), Izzivi moderne države (Založba FDŠ, 2012); 103-115.
- Avbelj et al (ur.), Evropska Slovenija – Prispevki za nov nacionalni program (Nova Revija 2013), Str. 21-77; 241-297
- Sestavni del tega učnega načrta je Syllabus predmeta demokratična in pravna država za leto 2016/17, ki vsebuje podrobno opredeljene učne elemente in literaturo. Dostopen je na intranetu in/ali E-Univerzi.
A full-time university professor;
Author of several books, surveys and monographs in the field of state law; practice: Minister of the Interior, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Judge, member of the Venice Commission
Dr. Matej Avbelj je redni profesor za evropsko pravo na Fakulteti za državne in evropske študije. Doktoriral je na Evropskem univerzitetnem inštitutu v Firencah, magistriral na NYU School of Law in diplomiral na Pravni fakulteti Univerze v Ljubljani. Kot sodniški pripravnik je služboval na Višjem sodišču v Ljubljani, praktične izkušnje pa je nabiral tudi v Evropskem parlamentu kot Robert Schuman stažist v oddelku za ustavne zadeve. Njegovo raziskovanje in akademsko delo je osredotočeno na pravo EU, ustavno pravo in teorijo prava. Aktiven je tudi v stanovskih akademskih in civilnodružbenih iniciativah tako doma kot po svetu. Njegova bibliografija je dostopna na: http://splet02.izum.si/cobiss/bibliography?code=31643&langbib=eng.
Matej Avbelj is a Full Professor for European Law. He defended his Ph. D. at the European University Institute in Florence, obtained his LL.M. at NYU School of Law and graduated from Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Dr. Avbelj worked at Higher Court in Ljubljana as a judicial intern and also gathered his practical experiences at the European Parliament as Robert Schuman intern at the department for constitutional matters. His research and academic work is primarily focused on EU legislation, constitutional law and theory of law. He is also actively involved in academic and civilly social initiatives ar home and all around the globe.
His bibliography can be accessed at the following address: http://splet02.izum.si/cobiss/bibliography?code=31643&langbib=eng