87248 - DIRITTO COMPARATO DELLE AUTONOMIE TERRITORIALI

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide a comparative analysis of territorial autonomies (state, regions or local entities) in federal and regional systems, focusing on the European framework. Eventually, students will have acquired the following skills: - skills to comprehend the legal-administrative status of each territorial entity within the state, also in relation to supranational integration; - basic techniques of reading and understanding of constitutional norms, legislation and case law concerning territorial autonomies; - critical skills for comparative examination of the historical, legal and political factors of decentralization.

Course contents

- Legal Comparison: Methodology and Application to Territorial Decentralization

- Political and Administrative Autonomy 

- Unitary state

- Decentralized state

- Federal state: focus on Germany

- Federal bicameralism

- Regional state: focus on Italy

- Italian Regions in the constitutional amendment 2016

- The state of autonomies: focus on Spain 

- The EU from the territorial perspective

- Models of local government

- Interactions between national territorial entities and the EU 

Readings/Bibliography

STUDENTS ATTENDING AT LEAST 75% OF THE LECTURES

1) L. Pegoraro, A. Rinella, Sistemi costituzionali comparati, Giappichelli, 2017 (cap. 1, pp. 1-40 and cap. 7, pp. 283-334)

Available as e-book

2) A. D’Atena, Diritto regionale, Giappichelli, 2017 (cap. 2, “Il regionalismo nella vicenda costituzionale italiana, pp. 55-90; cap. 5, “L’autonomia amministrativa”, pp. 189-207)

3) F. Palermo, M. Nicolini, Il bicameralismo. Pluralismo e limiti della rappresentanza in prospettiva comparata, ESI, 2013 (cap. 4, “La rappresentanza istituzionale. Il bicameralismo federale”, pp. 135-212)

One reading of the following:

Sezione monografica Il futuro politico della Catalogna, n. 22/2014, federalismi.it - introduzione (pp. 3-32); conclusioni (101-113) (on-line)

Dossier “La riforma costituzionale tedesca del 2009 (Föderalismusreform II) e il freno all'indebitamento” - Servizio Studi del Senato nel 2011, 32 pp. (on-line)

Dossier “Superamento del bicameralismo paritario e revisione del Titolo V della Parte seconda della Costituzione - Testo di legge costituzionale - Schede di lettura -Parte prima” pubblicato dal Servizio Studi della Camera nel 2016, Art. 57 (pp. 31-42); Art. 117 (pp. 166-192) (on-line)

Further material will be given/indicated by the lecturer.

STUDENTS ATTENDING LESS THAN 75% OF THE LECTURES

1) L. Pegoraro, A. Rinella, Sistemi costituzionali comparati, Giappichelli, 2017 (cap. 1, pp. 1-40;cap. 7, pp. 283-334)

Available as e-book

2) A. D’Atena, Diritto regionale, Giappichelli, 2017 (cap. 1, “Federalismo e regionalismo”, pp. 2-43; cap. 2, “Il regionalismo nella vicenda costituzionale italiana, pp. 55-90; cap. 4, “L’autonomia legislativa e regolamentare”, pp. 137-180; cap. 5, “L’autonomia amministrativa”, pp. 189-207)

3) F. Palermo, M. Nicolini, Il bicameralismo. Pluralismo e limiti della rappresentanza in prospettiva comparata, ESI, 2013 (cap. 4, “La rappresentanza istituzionale. Il bicameralismo federale”, pp. 135-212)

Two readings of the following:

Sezione monografica Il futuro politico della Catalogna, n. 22/2014, federalismi.it - introduzione (pp. 3-32); conclusioni (101-113) (on-line)

Dossier “La riforma costituzionale tedesca del 2009 (Föderalismusreform II) e il freno all'indebitamento” - Servizio Studi del Senato nel 2011, 32 pp. (on-line)

Dossier “Superamento del bicameralismo paritario e revisione del Titolo V della Parte seconda della Costituzione - Testo di legge costituzionale - Schede di lettura -Parte prima” pubblicato dal Servizio Studi della Camera nel 2016 - Art. 57 (pp. 31-42); Art. 117 (pp. 166-192) (on-line)

Teaching methods

The syllabus will be addressed entirely during the course. Traditional lectures will be often combined with PPT presentations and the consultation of legal texts. Specific readings will be discussed with the students in the classroom.

Some lessons will be organized as seminars on specific topics of particular interest concerning the evolution of territorial autonomy in the European legal space. Also these lessons will be held by the lecturer, possibly together with other Italian or foreign experts.

Assessment methods

Students attending at least 75% of the lectures will have to prepare both the materials and the topics addressed by the lecturer. The evaluation will be explained by the lecturer in class.

Students attending less than 75% of the lectures will have to pass a written and an oral exam concerning the abovementioned materials.

The test is divided into open questions to be ansewred synthetically and/or multiple-choice questions.

Those students who pass the written test are admitted to the oral exam, after which the lecturer will assess their preparation and decide the final mark.

The entire evaluation is held the same day and just one registration is required. 

Teaching tools

Slides, case law and legal texts.

Office hours

See the website of Sabrina Ragone