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Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition

This free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four nation-state constitutions from around the world: South Africa, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom. It looks at some of the factors influencing how constitutions come to be as they are through a process of evolution and revolution, ultimately focusing on the key concepts and principles underlying the UK constitution

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the general concept of a constitutional framework
  • understand the factors contributing to constitutional change – both evolutionary and revolutionary – by looking at the constitutional frameworks of South Africa, Germany, Canada and the UK
  • identify and describe key characteristics of the UK constitution
  • understand the historic aspects of the constitutional developments of the UK and their relevance in constitutional law today
  • reflect critically on the UK constitution by studying and comparing the constitutional frameworks and history of South Africa, Germany and Canada.

First Published: 05/01/2016

Updated: 06/06/2018

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