Constitutional Law


Degree Program: Social Administration (3rd semester – compulsory)

Degree Program : Political Science (3rd semester – compulsory)

Teaching hours: 3 per week-5 ECTS

Course tutor: Chris Morfakidis, Lecturer
CV: http://www.socadm.duth.gr/staff/faculty/Morfakidis.shtml
e-mail: cmorfaki@socadm.duth.gr
web-site: http://www.socadm.duth.gr/undergraduate/course/c4.shtml

Course Description and Purpose:
This course is an examination of the constitutional rules governing the organization and functioning of the state’s legal order.
The course aims to present the organizational bases of the constitution and operation of direct organs of the State, namely, the electorate, the Parliament, the President of the Republic and the Government, while also considering the constitutional framework of the Public Administration and the organization of the courts.

Course Outline:
I. FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Ø The democratic principle in the current Constitution
Ø The relationship of the democratic principle in the representatives’ system
Ø The principle of separation of powers
Ø The role of the Parliament
Ø The rule of law
Ø The principle of the social state
II. INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE
Ø The Electoral College
Ø The Parliament
Ø The President of the Republic
Ø The Government
Ø The Judiciary

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
(a) Describe the content and functionality of the organizational bases of the constitution – the fundamental constitutional principles.
(b) To understand the dialectical relationship between these principles.
(c) To know the composition and responsibilities of direct organs of the State.

Rating:
A written examination at the end of the semester (100%)
Bibliography
mandatory
• Chrysanthakis, Ch., 2007 Lectures on Constitutional Law. 1st Version. Athens: Nomiki Bibliothiki
• Spyropoulos, F., 2006 Introduction to Constitutional law. 1st Version. Athens-Komotini: Publisher: Ant. Sakkoulas
optional
• Mavrias, K., 2000 Constitutional Law, 1st Version. Athens-Komotini: Publisher: Ant. Sakkoulas
• Chrysogonos, GA., 2003 Constitutional Law, 1st Version. Athens-Thessaloniki: Publications: Sakkoulas