The purpose of the course is to provide students with a general knowledge of the Italian public legal system, including the Regional level of government and the relationships with the European Union.
I.About the law - II. About the State and its forms - III. Beyond the State: international and supranational orders - IV. The sources of law: general remarks - V. The sources of law in detail - VI. Rights and Duties - VII. The economic constitution - VIII. The forms of government - IX. The political decision circuit - X. The public administration - XI. Constitutional guarantees circuit.
The first part of the course will introduce to the class the fundamental notions of Constitutional Law. Particular attention should be drawn to the concept of the "separation of powers" and the "protection of fundamental rights" through the development of the first modern constitutions of America and France. This section also describes the historic process that leads to the adoption of the Italian Constitution, stressing the differences between our democracy and the fascist period. The second part of the course will present the various Forms of Government. At this stage, students will aquire a deep knowledge of our constitutional organization. Afterwards, the class will focus on the "sources of law". Special attention will be placed on the idea of multilevel costitutionalism with specific regard to the integration of the European Union. The last part of the course will describe the rules governing the Italian constitutional justice system. In this section the study of fundamental rights and freedoms will be presentend.
R. Bin- G. Pitruzzella, Diritto pubblico, last edition, Giappichelli, Turin.
The course is developed throughout a face to face learning, also encouraging the dialogue with students. It may include also some practical exercises on specific issues.
The student's level of preparation will be assessed by a single oral examen.
Frequency lessons: recommended but not mandatory. There will not be intermediate written tests during the course.
Students are required to study only volume “R. Bin- G. Pitruzzella, Diritto pubblico, , last edition Giappichelli, Turin”.