General theory of State

letat2201  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

General theory of State
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Romainville Céline;

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course aims to develop, from the legal point of view, theoretical and critical thinking about the State and associated phenomena, taking into account the contribution of political science, philosophy and sociology. To this end, the course endeavours to define the State and to systematically study each of its "component parts", as well as to specify the position of law within and outside the State. The foundation of many legal concepts is reviewed with regard to the State's power, State institutions and their workings. From a more general point of view, the concepts of people, nation, civil society, democracy, the rule of law (Rechtsstaat), lawfulness and legitimacy, separation of powers, federalism and supranationality are critically examined. Lastly, the evolution of the State, of European integration and of the international community is explored.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law