Comparative Judicial Systems

Online Course

Comparative Judicial Systems

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Comparative Judicial Systems
The course Comparative Judicial Systems is an online class provided by Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn to analyze and evaluate judicial power. Explore the relationship between courts and the political environment and discover its affect on the the transformations of contemporary political systems.
Course description
Today, an increasing number of democratic countries are confronting an unprecedented expansion of judicial power: more and more frequently decision-making rights are transferred from the legislative and executive branches to the courts, a process successfully labeled as the “judicialization of politics”. The course analyzes the traits of the phenomenon and its impact on the political system. Therefore, the role of the judge in the process of adjudication and the whole structure of the judicial system are considered. Specific attention is devoted to the recruitment, training and independence of judges and prosecutors and to the institutional relationships between courts and the political environment. Different definitions of the judicial role are analyzed and their political consequences assessed. Examples of judicialization are considered and discussed. Finally, the course evaluates the overall role of courts in different political systems and considers future developments.The course addresses itself to master (LM) students in political science and/or law and to anyone interested in the analysis of the transformations of contemporary political systems.

Prerequisites & Facts

Comparative Judicial Systems

Course Topic

Law, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Comparative Judicial Systems

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School: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Topic: Law, Social Sciences
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