The Italian Constitution as an Expression of Legal Post-Modernism

By Paolo Grossi

The article examines the Italian Constitution from a historical point of
view. In particular, the author frames the Constitution as an example of legal
“post-modernism”, a concept that denotes the process of change and innovation
that characterizes the legal history of the entire 20th century. The Italian
Constitution is thus analyzed as an “act of reason”, capable of expressing and
protecting society’s fundamental values. As a result, the Constitution still
appears to be contemporary, also thanks to the interpretations provided by
the Constitutional Court.