Comparative Electoral Law
The course provides for an in-depth study of national electoral legislation and practice of some foreign countries. The major purpose of the course is to provide students with knowledge in the field of theory and practice of Ukrainian legislation on the election of members of parliament of Ukraine implementation in the context of the role and place of parliament as a representative body of the people in the system of state authorities, taking into account generally accepted international and European standards of democratic elections. Parliamentarism is one of the fundamental concepts of a democratic constitutional state. The existence of a parliament as a legislative body independent of other authorities and elected by the people is a minimum criterion for a democratic state system. In the vast majority of European countries, the role of parliament is enhanced by the constitutionally established parliamentary method of the government formation (parliamentary investiture of the government).