Constitutions in transition
Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition

Constitutions in transition


Welcome to your studies of Constitutions in transition.

This free course, Constitutions in transition, focuses on different concepts of constitutions. The course begins with a general introduction to the concept of what a constitution is. Then the following sections give an overview of three constitutional frameworks for you to explore – those of South Africa, Germany and Canada. These compare to, but are different from, the UK’s constitutional framework. The final section of this course will then embrace a comparative analysis by looking at the UK’s constitutional framework. None of the constitutions referred to above can be looked at outside the historic context of their nations. The constitutions analysed in this course were a product of both evolution and revolution and you need to be aware of those circumstances when engaging in the study of those constitutional frameworks.

An interactive map will support this by allowing you to engage with the history of the nations mentioned above. This will support an in-depth understanding of the constitutional frameworks under discussion.

This course is an adapted extract from the Open University course W203 Public law and criminal law [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


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