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Hungarian Constitutional History

2010/11 academic year, autumn semester; lecture (2 hours/week, 3 credits) and seminar (one hour/week, 1 credit)

 

Date

 


Topic

 


Course materials

 


6-7 September

 

 


The establishment of the state, the first Hungarian monarch, central organs of the government power

 


TK. 48-64; 91-106; 120-135; 166-167; 170-176, 241

 


13-14 September

 

 


The formation of the national assembly, its organization and operation

 


TK. 107-111

 


20-21 September

 

 


The characteristics of the administrative organization I

 


TK. 144-181

 


27-28 September

 

 


The characteristics of the administrative organization II

 


TK. 65-73, 111-119; 135-143

 


4-5 October

 

 


The organization of justice and public records until 1848


TK. 182-209

 


11-12 October

 

 

 


The laws of April 1848

Acts IV-V of 1848.

 


TK. 235-252; 319-320; 342-344

 


18-19 October

 

 


The laws of April 1848

Acts III-XVI, XXIII of 1848

 


TK. 369-375, 396-398; 402-406; 412-414

 


18-22 October

 


First in-class written examination


 

 


25 October-

1 November

 


Autumn break

 


 

 


8-9 November

 

 


The form of government of neo-absolutism

The public law foundations of the Compromise of 1867

Act XII of 1867

 


TK. 253-259.; 398-401;

260-280; 320-324; 333-342; 344-347; 358-362; 402-406

 


15-16 November

 

 


Reforms in public administration

Act LCII of 1870


TK. 382-394; 401; 411-412; 414-416; 418

 


22-23 November

 

 


Reforms in public administration

Act XVIII of 1871

Budapest as capital town and royal seat

 


TK. 382-394; 418-419; 419-422

 


29-30 November

 

 


The transformation of the legislative organization

Act IV of 1869

 


TK. 401, 425-427; 428-438

 


29 November,

3 December

 


Second in-class written examination


 

 


6-7 December

 

 


Changes in constitutional law, 1918-1920

 


TK. 296-300; 316-317; 324-326; 347-348, 375-377; 423-424

 


13-14 December

 

 


Changes in constitutional law

Act I of 1920, Act XXVI of 1925

Act XXII of 1926

Act I of 1946

 


TK. 280-295; 317; 326-331; 348-351; 362-369; 416-417; 422-423

 


13-14 December

 


Grading of the in-class written examinations

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


Course materials:

Mezey, Barna (ed.) Magyar alkotmánytörténet [The History of the Hungarian Constitution]. Osiris, 2005,

as well as the content of the lectures and consultation.

 

Recommended readings:

Ruszoly, József: Újabb magyar alkotmánytörténet [The Modern History of the Hungarian Constitution] 1848-1949. Selected essays. Püski, Budapest, 2002. (pp. 7-66; 94-105; 120-132; 207-294)

Participation at the seminars is mandatory. Each student is permitted two absences during the semester. In case a student misses more than two seminar sessions, he or she is required to report on the material missed in a matter prescribed by the instructor. Five or more absences from the seminars cannot be made up for.

Students are required to complete two in-class written examinations during the semester successfully. An in-class written examination is considered as successful if the student provides correct answers to at least 60% of the questions.

Unsuccessful in-class written examinations can be re-taken once during the term session.

If a student fails to meet the requirements of the in-class written examinations, the failing grade will be entered on his or her academic records, after which he or she may attempt get a better grade during the examinations session in accordance with the Academic and Examination Rules and Regulations.

 

 

Szeged, 2 September 2010

 

Prof. Dr. Mária Homoki-Nagy