For the Democracy of Administration: a Body of Thought Running Throughout an Entire Life

By Enzo Balboni

A common thread runs throughout the various but tight-knitted fabric of Benvenuti’s legal scholarship: the citizen, with his/her rights, and the admini- stration, as an authority, must «fight» on equal terms. The Italian Constitution provides local authorities with value and powers, particularly at the regional level; however, today, the reality of the Regions is somewhat unsatisfactory. Finally: a citizen who is also a democratic Catholic must have and display a deep sense of sound laity.