– 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'
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.