Checking date: 25/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Parliamentary Law
Study: Bachelor in Law (206)

Coordinating teacher: ARANDA ALVAREZ, ELVIRO

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Spanish Constitutional Law and System of Legal Sources The Constitutional Structuring of the State
Specific study of the parliamentary institution within the framework laid down by the Spanish Constitution of 1978, with special focus on the institutional functions of the Chambers, their instruments for organisation and functioning as well as the role of parliamentarians and parliamentary groups as they carry out these tasks.
Description of contents: programme
The study of parliamentary law in this course is divided into three major blocks: 1. The Parliament as an institution and parliamentary law in the context of the Spanish legal system 2. The legal principles of the organisation and functioning of the parliament, and legal status of parliamentary members 3. The institutional activity of the Cortes Generales and the parliaments of the Self-governing Communities (Comunidades Autónomas)
Learning activities and methodology
The master classes that are part of this subject¿s curricular programme will be given in large groups. Other types of activities will be carried out in small groups, such as practical case work, student presentations, commentary on working papers, debates and presentation of introductory research; also included is periodical examination on the material covered across the four month period. The goal of this mix of working methods is to develop the skills and competences targeted specifically within those of the degree itself. The teachers will make available to the students in Aula Global at the beginning of the course a schedule of the subject
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Alonso de Antonio, J.A.; Alonso de Antonio, A.L.. Derecho Parlamentario. Bosch. 2000
  • Cano Bueso, J. y Porras Nadales, A (Coord) . Parlamento y consolidación democrática. . Tecnos. 1994
  • Cazorla Prieto, L. Mª.. El Congreso de los Diputados (su significación actual). Aranzadi. 1999
  • Cazorloa Prieto, L. Mª.. Las Cortes Generales ¿parlamento contemporáneo?. Aranzadi. 1985
  • Garrorena Morales, A. El parlamento y sus transformaciones actuales . Tecnos . 1990
  • Giménez Martínez, M.A.. Historia del parlamentarismo español. CEPC. 2017
  • Ripollés Serrano, M. R. (coord). Comentarios al Reglamento del Congreso de los Diputados. Congreso de los Diputados. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Aranda Álvarez, E.. El Reglamento del Congreso de los Diputados. Propuestas para su reforma. Revista de Estudios Políticos. Núm. 175. Enero-Marzo 2017.. 2017
  • Aranda Álvarez, E. . Los actos parlamentarios no normativos y su control jurisdiccional. Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales. 1998
  • Caamaño Domínguez, F.. El mandato parlamentario. Congreso de los Diputados. 1991
  • Díaz-Picazo, L. M. . La autonomía administrativa de las Cámaras Parlamentarias. Studia Albornotiana. 1985
  • García Morillo, J. . El control parlamentario del Gobierno en el ordenamiento español. Congreso de los Diputados. 1985
  • Peña Rodríguez, L.. Derecho Parlamentario Español y Tribunal Constitucional. Comares. 1998
  • Saíz Arnaiz, A. . Los grupos parlamentarios. Tecnos. 1989
  • Torres Muro, I. . Los órganos de gobierno de las cámaras legislativas. Congreso de los Diputados. 1987
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.