Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
line should include : a complete introduction and conclusion, the main points and sub-points of the argumentation, and, last but not least, a bibliography ; - Oral Presentation Discussion (15%). After each presentation, a discussant will brieﬂy comment on each student's presentation and seek ways to emulate a class debate ; - Reading presentation (15%). Each students will introduce the assigned reading to other members of the class. This 5-minute presentation must summarize the key points in the text and raise questions prompting discussion. Essay (40%). The written assignment is a 4,000to 5,000- word essay on a topic chosen by students. It must be submitted to the lecturer on the last day of class. Class attendance and participation (+/-). Class attendance and participation will be used to lower or increase your average grade at the end of the course. Pedagogical method : By the end of the class, students should be able to question their assumptions about linkages between constitutionalism and democracy and engage in an informed debate about democratization through constitution-making, using examples taken from Southeast Asia. The teaching methodology is based on "active learning". The quality of this seminar rests on the active participation of each student. Each session will be dedicated to one particular theme. Two oral presentations will provide the basis for a rich and meaningful discussion in the class. Course Description : The difference between adopting a constitution and genuine constitutionalism lies in the lack of effective protection of human rights and separation of powers. Most recent constitution-making processes, however, often result in seemingly democratic constitutions, providing, at least nominally, for the effective protection of human rights and separation of powers ; yet, these provisions do not translate into democratic institutions ; they can even entrench authoritarian rule. Southeast Asian countries are a blatant example of this discrepancy between sophisticated formal constitutionalism and the actual exercise of State power. This course aims at providing an introduction to the concept of constitutionalism and its relation to
democratization as applied in Southeast Asia by analyzing the constitutional framework of the 11 Southeast Asian countries (Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines and East Timor) and the impact on politics and society of Southeast Asia. Currently, Southeast Asia has three presidential systems (Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor), two constitutional monarchies (Cambodia and Malaysia), two socialist and one capitalist one-party systems (Vietnam, Laos, and Singapore), two hybrid military dictatorships (Myanmar and Thailand), and one absolute monarchy (Brunei). All countries have adopted constitutions, yet most of them fail both to protect human rights and to provide for checks and balances. Course developments will be guided by the following underlying questions : is there anything speciﬁcally “Asian” in Southeast Asian constitutions ? is Southeast Asian constitutionalism based on some speciﬁc “Asian values” that reﬂect speciﬁc views of democracy ? Required reading : Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia, vol. 1, "National Constitutions and the ASEAN Charter".
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Edouard PRULHIERE (Professor ESADHAR -School of Arts). Pedagogical format : Workshop Course validation : Practice : 1 grade Each student will be graded upon the personal investment over the length of these 12 classes. This allows each and everyone to set a personal work pace and think as the project is advancing. Presentation : oral or written. At the end of the course : 1 grade Each student or by group of 2 will be talking, describing the project from day one. Pedagogical method : Each student will take the habit to come to class with new photographs eac