UAM – Government and Political Science (Facultad de Derecho)

1st (Fall) SEMESTER

17952 Análisis de Política Exterior (Analysis of Foreign Policy)


1. Conceptual instruments, decision-making processes and international relations theories in the foreign policy field
2. American Foreign Policy, historical perspective, decision-making processes and doctrines
3. Foreign actions of the European Union and Spain’s Foreign Policy
4. Foreign policy of emerging countries
5. Role of international organizations and institutions in the development of foreign policy of different states

17948 Política y Gobierno de la Unión Europea (Government & Politics of the EU)


1. Comparative perspective of European integration
2. Basic concepts of international commerce
3. Origins and history of European integration: from the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Lisbon.
4. Legal dimension of the community structure
5. Economic dimension of the community structure

17937 Teoría Política (Political Theory)


COURSE DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

17860 Derecho de obligaciones. contratos/Law of Obligations and Contract law


Knowing the institutions of the law of obligations and contracts. Search, select, analyze and synthesise legal information. Interpret legal standards under the criteria commonly used, particularly the conformity with the rules, principles and constitutional values__. Demonstrate the ability to rule with. convincing legal argument on. medium complexity theoretical question concerning matters of the law of obligations and contracts. -Demonstrate the ability to solve practical cases in matters of the law of obligations and contracts. Writing in an orderly and understandable legal documents. Public present orally in an orderly and understandable legal arguments.
Level: 4th year

 

17861 Derecho Internacional Público (International Public Law)


1. Society and International Law
2. States, Sovereignty and Equal Sovereignty of States
3. Public: self-determination
4. International Organizations
5. Formation of obligations, norms by custom and treaties
6. Participation in Multilateral Treaties
7. Pathology and ammendments to treaties
8. Applications of international norms and obligations by states
9. Interpretation, concurrence and conflict between international norms and obligations
10. International Responsibility, Invocation of resposibility and coactive application of International Law
11. Personal dimension of Sovereignty and territorial dimension of Sovereignty: Land, air and sea
12. Foreign states and its agents: Diplomatic and Consular relations
13. Pacific conflict resolution
14. Court of International Justice
15. Prohibition of threats and the use of force
16. System of Collective Security
17. International protection of Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and crimes

17872 Fundamentos de Derecho Financiero - Tributario


This course has the following objectives:
a) Understand the reasons for the existence of public financial activity and understand the idea of achieving justice through public financial and tax system, deepen the connection between income and expenditure. Art. 31 Spanish Constitution. CE).
b. Know and learn to distinguish the different types of public resources that make public financial activity, being able to make an assessment of the specific weight and the importance that each one has in the current model of our social state. In this assessment, further especially in the study of tax resources to identify clearly its nature and the elements that make up its legal system.
c. Know the constitutional jurisprudence in financial and tax matters.
d. Identify the main problems encountered in the application of tax nomas as part of. tax system and in the context of. globalized world.
e) Distinguish the elements of the tax liability, the tax obligations classes, different taxpayers and different normative assumptions tributes. Getting closer to the leading figures of our tax system, analyzing the general theoretical problems from specific taxes reflected in our system. f) Know the different methods of application of taxes, as. set of rules of law that seeks to implement the fulfillment of the tax obligation.

To achieve these objectives, that is, to acquire such knowledge and develop these skills, the course will take place from classes or theoretical presentations (lectures. and directed reading classes, exhibitions and practical case resolutions (seminars ). For the resolution of practical cases, the student will learn to use the texts governing the financial management legislation, jurisprudence and constitutional courts, the scientific literature, etc.. The student should be able, finally, to present orally the resolution of the case study in. coherent and orderly, issuing. legal opinion based on legal problems and possible solutions to them.
Level: 4th year

17923 Elecciones y Comportamiento Político (Elections & Political Behavior)


1. Political culture: political attitudes and behaviors
2. Types and levels of analysis of political participation
3. Non-electoral participation: political associationism, social capital, and non-conventional political participation
4. Electoral participation
5. Sociological, psychological and rational explanations of voting
6. Suffrage rights and election adminstration
7. Electoral procedures and recourses
8. Concepts, elements, classifications and typologies of electoral systems
9. Effects and consequences of electoral systems: electoral systems and party systems
10. Electoral engineering: selection and evaluation of electoral systems
11. Electoral systems of Spain
12. Majority systems vs. proportional systems
13. Electoral system reforms
14. Electoral systems and electoral behavior

17916 Política Comparada (Comparative Politics)


1. Political Science and Comparative Politics
2. Comparative method
3. Process of political modernization and development
4. Democracies and dictatorships
5. Democratization processes
6. Transition models: Latin America, Southern and Eastern Europe
7. Comparative Politics institutions: Democracy models
8. Political parties: models, organization and party systems
9. Political culture

17915 Teorías de la Democracia (Theories of Democracy)


1. Introduction to the study of democracy
Part 1: Classical Models
2. Ancient democracy: from Athens to republican discourse
3. Classical conception of democracy (I): Liberal and Democratic vocabulary
4. Criticism of liberal democracy
Part 2: Contemporary Democracy
5. Normative or empirical definitions
6. Why should we govern ourselves democratically?
7. Are certain structural conditions necessary for a democratic government?
8. How does a dictatorship transition to democracy?
9. Is it possible to go beyond representative democracy?
10. Can democratic systems be perfected?
11. Have we transitions from a party democracy to a media democracy?
12. Is it possible to democratically govern globalization processes?

2nd (Spring) SEMESTER

17858 Derecho Constitucional: Derechos Fundamentales (Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights)


The overall objective is that students gain sufficient knowledge and skills fundamental rights, both general and particular perspective. In this regard, the subject is divided into two parts:. general part, where it contains the general theory of fundamental rights, and. special, focused on the analysis of fundamental rights subject to protection before the Constitutional Court, the order established by the Constitution.
From this overall objective, specific objectives are:
– Approach the concept of fundamental right that has curdled into. specific legal tradition which Spain participates.
– Know the characteristics that, in general, fundamental rights defined in the Spanish Constitution.
– Know the system of guarantees of fundamental rights established by the Constitution
– Understand the subject, object, content and limits each fundamental rights mentioned in the program.
– In relation to the above points, close to the doctrine that the Constitutional Court handles regard.
Level: 4th year

17863 Fundamentos de Derecho Administrativo (Foundations of Administrative Law)

Knowing administrative law institutions. Search, select, analyze and synthesise legal information. Interpret legal standards under the criteria commonly used, particularly the conformity with the rules, principles and constitutional values__. Demonstrate the ability to rule with. convincing legal argument on. medium complexity theoretical question concerning matters of administrative law. Demonstrate the ability to solve case studies in the areas of administrative law. Writing in an orderly and understandable legal documents. Public present orally in an orderly and understandable legal arguments.
Level: 4th year

17865 Derecho penal. Parte general: Teor’a general del delito. (Criminal Law: General Theory of Crime)


The course objective is to study the legal theory of crime, both from. general perspective and from an individual perspective, analyzing its application to specific factual situations. We will study the major categories of the legal theory of crime (action, criminality, illegality, guilt and criminality), the systematic relationships between them, the provisions of the Criminal Code and other criminal laws that refer to them, as well as calls onset forms of crime: methods of implementation (preparatory acts, attempts and completion), forms of intervention (authorship and participation) and contests.
Level: 4th year

 

17873 Instituciones de Derecho Mercantil (Foundations of Commercial Law)


Knowing the institutions of commercial law.
Ê Search, select, analyze and synthesise legal information.
Ê Interpret legal norms according to commonly used criteria. Demonstrate the ability to rule with. convincing legal argument on. medium complexity theoretical question concerning commercial law matters.
Ê Demonstrate the ability to solve practical cases in the areas of commercial law.
Ê Writing in an orderly and understandable legal documents. Public present orally in an orderly and understandable legal arguments.
Level: 4th year

17874 Derecho de familia. sucesiones (Family and Inheritance Law).


The impartation of this course is intended to introduce students to the legal terminology own family law and inheritance law, can accurately use both in understanding legal texts or explanations as in oral or written expression of the student. Knowledge of legal terminology involves the assimilation of the concepts that each term expresses, as the basic tool of legal reasoning.
It also tries to identify social relations regulated by the Family Law and the Law of Succession and meet at. sufficient level, in. clear and sufficiently precise, the set of legal rules for which at present governing the Family Law and Inheritance Law common. This implies. knowledge of the precepts of the Code civil, not so much as oriented rote or habilitation ability to apply their rules to cases offered by the current reality.
With these objectives, this course is divided into two main groups: family law and inheritance law, matters intimately interrelated (changes, legal and social, family operated law require Probate adapt to new realities and sensibilities that these changes have resulted). With his study is complete basic training of the student in Civil Law, after completing the courses Foundations of Private Law, Obligations and Contracts and Property Law.
Level: 4th year

17875 Derecho Internacional Privado (Private International Law)


Provide students with adequate knowledge and understanding of the regulation of labor relations orders and legal status of the subjects, individuals and groups that are involved in those-workers, employers, unions and other representative bodies of workers, business associations and governments-both from an abstract perspective and legal doctrine, as in its practical and applicative to specific factual circumstances.
alorar the importance of private international law as. regulatory system of social relations. Knowing the institutions of public and private law. Search, select, analyze and synthesize relevant legal information to solve cases of private international law.
Demonstrate the ability to rule with. convincing legal argument on. medium complexity theoretical question concerning private international law. Demonstrate the ability to solve practical cases under the law in force matters of private international law and to identify the three sectors covered by this: jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions and legal acts. Public present orally in an orderly and understandable legal arguments.
Level: 4th year

17876 Sistema Tributario Espa–ol (Spanish Tax System).


This course aims to acquaint students and deslinden perfectly all taxes that make the Spanish tax system, analyzing some of the main taxes that make up that system. In particular, analyzed with particular intensity the income tax of the Physical People (PIT) and the Value added tax (VAT). In line with the study of the performance of economic activities in income tax would address some of the key aspects of income tax (IS). It was also analyze some key aspects of transfer tax and stamp duty (ITPAJD) for their special entailment with VAT, to the extent that it is the general tax on consumption when it is provided by people who do not act like entrepreneurs Professional or VAT purposes, all without prejudice to exist certain transactions subject to VAT, in some cases, may be taxed by some of the tax rules which provides the ITPAJD.
The course has. strong sense of positive law. Consequently, it also aims to ensure that students learn to use the regulatory text. To achieve this, in the development of the course students will raise the resolution of practical cases whose resolution is essential for the management of these texts, as well as access and administrative search doctrine relevant to each course.
Level: 4th year

17877 Derecho del trabajo (Labor Law)


Provide students with adequate knowledge and understanding of the regulation of labor relations orders and legal status of the subjects, individuals and groups that are involved in those-workers, employers, unions and other representative bodies of workers, business associations and governments-both from an abstract perspective and legal doctrine, as in its practical and applicative to specific factual circumstances.
Level: 4th year

17878 Derecho de sociedades. Contratos Mercantiles (Law of Corporations. Commercial Contracts)


Know the different types of companies and commercial contracts. Search, select, analyze and synthesise legal information. Interpret legal standards under the criteria commonly used. Demonstrate the ability to rule with. convincing legal argument on. medium complexity theoretical question concerning matters of company law and the law of commercial contracts.
Ê Demonstrate the ability to solve case studies in the fields of company law and commercial contract law. Writing in an orderly and understandable legal documents, especially commercial contracts.
Public present orally in an orderly and understandable legal arguments.
Level: 4th year

17928 Análisis de Políticas Públicas. Public Policy Analysis

The course aims to familiarize students with the process of political decision making, with the mechanisms through which government policy constructs, with agents and actors involved in these processes of construction, preparation and execution of policies public and, finally putting mechanisms into practice (implementation) and evaluation of the policies practiced. This is articulated around the outline of the stages of public policy, in which occur the steps of: construction of the problem, incorporation on the agenda, contrasting alternatives, decision, implementation and evaluatio.
Level: 4th year

17937 Teoría Política. Political Theory

Introduction: What is political theory? Political theory as. normative theory. Current and intellectual traditions
Politics and Power: Power, strategy and concerted action.
The question of legitimacy. The political obligation. Disobedience, revolution and
revolt.
The concept map of contemporary political theory: John Rawls.
Individual and Community: Ontological Foundations of political theories. The debate individualism. communitarianism. republicanism
Republicanism: Republicanism and democracy.
Political values __I: Moral and political. The role of reason of state
II Political values__: freedom, pluralism and tolerance, equality, solidarity and social justice.
State, nation and civil society: state and nation. New forms of territorial organization. The crisis of sovereignty. The demarcation of the public and the private. The role of civil society. Citizenship.
Level: 4th year

17944 Gobierno multinivel. Multi-level government


Understand the structure, organization and functioning of public authorities at different levels. This competence involves understanding the structure, organization and functioning of public administrations and its position within the political system.
Understand planning and management. Knowing the theoretical and practical aspects related to the planning and management of public resources.
Level: 4th year

17950 Política. GOBIERNO EN PORTUGAL. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT IN
PORTUGAL


The objective of this course is to achieve. basic knowledge of Portuguese political system and recent political history of Portugal.

The orientation of the course is devoted to political although recourse to comparative analysis and political history to contextualize the Portuguese political system construction.
The program consists of an introduction and fifteen subjects are integrated into three blocks.

The first block, consisting of the introduction and the first issue, reviewed the political conflicts succinct experienced by Portugal in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, characterized by the collapse of the monarchy, the establishment of the Republic and finally, the establishment of an authoritarian regime that will last half. century.

The second group, composed of the issues second, third, fourth and fifth, is devoted to the study of the characteristics of the authoritarian regime called Estado Novo, the analysis of its institutional features and their bases of legitimacy and to explain its striking permanence and stability. The following discusses the outstanding and enduring the Portuguese Empire and the effects on society and the Estado Novo regime of colonial wars have started in the early 1960. We’ll see how military and social unrest caused by these wars is directly linked to coup led by captains on April 25, 1974. We will also see how this military coup not only means. failure of the authoritarian regime but the opening of. revolutionary process unprecedented in the history of Western Europe. Finally, regime change linked with the onset of the so-called third wave of democratization and analyze the democratic transition process that culminates with the consolidation of representative democracy in Portugal.

The third and last block, composed of subjects sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth is dedicated itself to the analysis of the Portuguese political system briefly addressing the constitutional system and, above all, the system of government. We will study the structure and the Portuguese State, the functions and the recent history of the President of the Republic of the Assembly of the Republic, of prime ministers and their government, and the judicial system. It shall further consider the Portuguese party system and attend to social and political weight of the main interest groups and the military. Finally, the course concludes with an examination of Portuguese foreign policy and the experience of Portugal in the European Union with special attention to the relationship with Spain.
Level: 4th year

17951 Política. Gobierno en el Africa Subsahariana/ Politics and Government in Sub-Saharan Africa


This course aims to bring students of Political Science knowledge of historical and contemporary processes that over the last five centuries and through. broad framework of transnational connections and relationships have been inserting unevenly Africa in the international system. The aim is to enable students to analyze and reflect on how different international processes both past (trafficking, colonization, Cold War) and current (political and economic relations, trade, armaments, cooperation, development, peacebuilding, etc..), currently affecting the continent. They will insist historical perspective on the existence of such exogenous dynamics but also of many other endogenous to understand how Africans are (have always been) actors in their own history.
Level: 4th year

17954 Seminario de Género. Política. Gender and Politics


What is gender? What does theoretical analysis of gender?
Reconstitution of politics: Division public. private
Humanist Feminism: Simone de Beauvoir and the Second Sex
Difference feminism: humanist feminism Challenges
Beyond sex and gender: Towards. political theory of the body
Policy challenges current genre: representation and parity.
Gender and public policy
Gender and international relations.
Gender and violence
Gender and globalization
Gender and Literature: canon review
Level: 4th year

“See 1st semester” Análisis de Política Exterior (Analysis of Foreign Policy)


1. Conceptual instruments, decision-making processes and international relations theories in the foreign policy field
2. American Foreign Policy, historical perspective, decision-making processes and doctrines
3. Foreign actions of the European Union and Spain’s Foreign Policy
4. Foreign policy of emerging countries
5. Role of international organizations and institutions in the development of foreign policy of different states

“See 1st semester” Política y Gobierno de la Unión Europea (Government & Politics of the EU)


1. Comparative perspective of European integration
2. Basic concepts of international commerce
3. Origins and history of European integration: from the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Lisbon.
4. Legal dimension of the community structure
5. Economic dimension of the community structure

“See 1st semester” Política y Gobierno en la Europa Occidental (Politics & Government in Western Europe)


1. Comparative perspective of European integration
2. Basic concepts of international commerce
3. Origins and history of European integration: from the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Lisbon.
4. Legal dimension of the community structure
5. Economic dimension of the community structure

“See 1st semester” Estado de Bienestar (The Welfare State)


1. The Welfare State: Introduction, basic principles and types of Welfare State
2. Historic development, peak and reforms of the Welfare State
3. Comparative perspective of the Welfare State
4. Neoliberal paradigm and social and political reconfigurations: an attempt to destroy the Welfare State?

17864 Derecho de la Unión Europea (Law in the European Union)


1. Primary Law in the EU: founding treaties, amendment procedures, general principles of EU law, Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties
2. Law derived from the EU
3. International agreements signed by the EU
4. Control of validity of act of EU institutions
5. Normative and administrative application of EU Law in member states
6. Judicial application of EU law in member states: direct effect, conforming interpretation, precedence and preliminary ruling
9. Control of EU Law Compliance by member states
9. State liability for violations of EU Law

17875 Derecho Internacional Privado (Private Sector International Law)


1. Introduction to Private International Law
2. Introduction to European Civil Procedural Law
3. International Court of Justice (ICJ): special courts and jurisdiction
4. ICJ in family law
5. Introduction to and procedures for Acknowledgement and execution of judgments
6. Introduction to applicable laws
7. Laws of contractual obligations, extra contractual responsibilities, matrimony
8. Patrimonial questions laws: marital property systems and food

17927 Teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales (Theory of International Relations)


1. Introduction
a. What is that thing we call international relations?
b. Reflections about morality in International Relations
2. Major schools of thought during the Cold War
a. Debate between peacetime utopian liberalism and political realism
b. Methodological debate: traditionalism vs. positivism, systems theory, conflict theory and game theory
c. Paradigms and mental maps of discipline: debate between realism, transnationalism and structuralism
3. Discipline after the Cold War
a. Epistemological and ontological rupture with post-positivism
b. Liberal voices in post-Cold War
c. Neorealist visions of international world
d. Neo-Marxism
e. School of “International Society”
f. Constructivism
g. Feminism in International Relations

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