Tilko Swalve
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hamburg

Comparative Judicial Politics

University of Hamburg Seminar, M.A. 2019
[Syllabus]

Course Description
We rely increasingly on national and international courts and judges to resolve moral dilemmas, political debates, and questions of public policy. In this course we will explore the how legal institutions, courts, and judges influence political and economic life. The course is roughly divided into four parts: 1) legal systems and their political and economic effects 2) courts as political actors 3) models of judicial behavior 4) international courts.