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Giorgia Pavani

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: IUS/21 Comparative Public Law


– Local government

– Legal Drafting

– Constitutional justice

– Media Law

- Electoral commissions

Local Government: Dr Pavani published a series of articles in Italy and abroad on this issue (see the publications section). Currently, she is focusing her research on policies aimed at implementing rights at a local level in decentralized legal systems. In particular, this research takes under consideration the top down phase (i.e. the implementation of constitutional and statutory rights at a local level) as well as the bottom up phase (i.e. protection of rights of new subjects)


Legal Drafting: Dr Pavani has been constantly working on legal drafting and her researches result in a series of publications (see the Publications section). Dr Pavani teaches legal drafting in courses and seminars dedicated to updating local government bodies' officials.


Constitutional justice: Dr Pavani's research concerning Constitutional adjudication focuses in particular on the concept of parameter and part of it has been already published in an article (see the Publications section). Recently she has widened the scope of the analysis to legal systems that include international treaties and European Charters of Rights as a parameter of Constitutional review.  The aim of this research is to classify systems of constitutional justice on the basis of the role played by the parameter.


Media Law: Dr Pavani is now focusing on a new field of research after her visiting fellowship in Spain (see CV). She is studying the discipline of media (particularly radio and TV) in decentralized legal systems.

PRIN 2008: The aim of the Bologna Research Unit is to address the review of the election process, a topic that has become quite relevant in many European countries – especially new democracies – as well as in non-European countries. The topic is interesting not only because of its relevance, as recently confirmed by the experiences of countries such as Venezuela, Ukraine, Mexico and, last but not least, the USA, but also because “neutral” reveiw of the elections results is an essential element for the democratic legitimacy of governments and the majority in Parliament.