96894 - CRISES - CRITICAL RISKS FOR INTEGRATION AND SOLIDARITY IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE

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  • Teacher Sabrina Ragone

  • Learning modules Sabrina Ragone (Modulo 1)
    Sabrina Ragone (Modulo Sem )
    (Modulo D.Ass)
    Giorgia Pavani (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 8

  • SSD IUS/21

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Politics Administration and Organization (cod. 9085)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provide the students with the opportunity to develop a critical knowledge of European integration with particular attention to the most recent crises, related to finance, immigration and the violations of the rule of law. At the end of the course, students will have acquired: a) wide perspective on the intersection of political, legal, historical and economic factors in the management of the crises; b) skills useful for the identification of the legal and political factors influencing European integration; c) fundamental techniques of reading and understanding of European, constitutional and legal sources of law; d) skills of analysis of European and domestic case law; e) critical skills for the comparative analysis of historical, legal and political factors of integration processes.

Course contents

The course is organised into lectures and seminars, according to the logic of the inverted classroom. Lectures (16 hours) aim to introduce students to the core tenets of the discipline. Seminars (12 hours) aim to provide occasions for in-depth discussions of class materials and exercises. Students attend 8 lectures on theoretical interpretations. In the seminar section, students are divided into two groups, each of which must attend 6 seminars. The arrangement of online classes will depend on the evolution of the pandemic situation.

CONTENT

1) The financial crisis and its impact on EU and domestic institutions, particularly parliaments, governments,and constitutional courts, as well as local government; legal reforms of local entities - sharing cities;

2) The migration crisis between European response and domestic implications (legal framework, reform proposals and issues);

3) The crisis of the rule of law: EU response and domestic norms adopted in "illiberal democracies" and populism; judgments by the CJEU and domestic courts). [Seminars]

Readings/Bibliography

Alvisi, C., Donati, D., Pavani, G., Profeti, S., Tubertini, C., New Policies and Practices for European Sharing Cities, Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, 2019 (http://amsacta.unibo.it/6296/#).

Ceccorulli M., "Back to Schengen: the collective securitization of the free-border area", West European Politics, 42, 2, 2019, pp. 302-32

Ciolli, I., “I diritti sociali e la crisi”, in G. Matucci (ed.), Diritto all'istruzione e inclusione sociale : la scuola aperta a tutti alla prova della crisi economica, Milano, 2019, pp. 123-137

De Grauwe P., “The legacy of the Eurozone crisis and how to overcome it”, in Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 30, 2016, pp. 147-155

Fauri F., “L’Italia, la crisi e il ruolo dell’Unione Europea tra sfide e opportunità”, in D. Strangio (a cura di), Istituzioni, disuguaglianze, economia in Italia. Una visione diacronica, Franco Angeli, 2018, pp. 203-218

Laschi G., “L’Europa in crisi”, in M. Mascia, F. Velo (a cura di), L’Unione Economica Europea: aspetti Economici, Sociali e Istituzionali, Bari, Cacucci, 2016, pp. 1-15.

Pegoraro L., Pavani G. (eds.), Municipi d'Occidente. Il governo locale in Europa e nelle Americhe, Donzelli, 2006 (introduzioni alle parti del volume)

Ragone S., “Constitutional effects of the financial crisis at European and national level: a comparative overview”, in Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado, n. 15, 2014, pp. 1-23

Ragone S., “Domestic Response to the Financial Crisis: Reforms of Executive Branches in Economically Weak Countries of the Eurozone”, in Rivista di Diritti comparati, 2019, Special issue 1-2019, pp. 147 - 166

Vandelli L., Tubertini C., Gardini G. (eds.), Le autonomie territoriali: trasformazioni e innovazioni dopo la crisi, Maggioli, 2017 (introduzione)

von Bogdandy A., Il diritto europeo oltre l’“Unione sempre più stretta”: ricostruzione del concetto e della metodologia comparativa della Corte di giustizia, in Il diritto dell’Unione Europea, 1/2018, pp. 1-26.

AA.VV., ASPETTANDO LA CORTE COSTITUZIONALE. IL CASO TARICCO E I RAPPORTI TRA DIRITTO PENALE E DIRITTO EUROPEO, Rivista AIC, 2016, https://www.rivistaaic.it/images/rivista/pdf/4_2016_Relazioni%20Taricco%20def.pdf

Teaching methods

Interactive learning methods will be mainly used in the teaching, combined with more traditional lessons to introduce the most relevant topics.

The materials will be discussed in class. Also, judgments issued by national and supranational courts will be examined, as well as normative texts adopted during the crises both by states and the EU. For each topic, scholarship and possibly newspapers' articles will be discussed.

Students will be involved in class discussions concerning the normative tools of the crises, the role of states and the EU, anti-crisis policies adopted in the last decade, etc. They will be required to actively participate in class.

Assessment methods

For FULL-TIME STUDENTS, the assessment will be based on their participation, their involvement in the discussions of the materials, their presentations in class, as well as potential reports.

For NON-FULL TIME STUDENTS, the assessment will take place as a final written exam on the materials provided.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint, legal texts, judgments, newspapers'articles, videos, blogs, online journals.

Office hours

See the website of Sabrina Ragone

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See the website of Giorgia Pavani