Issue no. 4 - 2018 October / December


Je suis Achbita

The article critically explores the Achbita case, decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union in March 2017. The decision, which raises extremely complex legal issues, was handed down at a particularly delicate historical moment of Europe’s political and social life, in which the Court of Justice itself is playing a decisive role

U.S. Rulemaking: Recent Reforms and Future Prospects

The article analyses some of the recent reforms to the organization of the U.S. federal administration and its rulemaking process. The reforms aim at resolving two fundamental issues: the negative impact that administrative rules may have on economic activities, and the lack of accountability that, according to the advocates of these reforms, characterizes most federal agencies. To solve these issues,

National Administrative Judges and Supranational Judgments

The essay takes, as a starting point, Judgment n. 6/2018 of the Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation’s approach in favour of a dynamic conception of jurisdiction in addressing the issues arising when judgments given by national administrative courts contrast with preceding or subsequent rulings of the European Court of Justice or of the European Court of


2017 European Chronicles

The 2017 European Chronicles open with a brief summary of the major political, economic and institutional events of the year, such as the beginning of the Brexit procedure (the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union). The Chronicles then analyse the main developments of the European integration process, through the conclusions adopted by the meetings of the European

Book Review

GUIDO MELIS: Andrea Guiso, La guerra di Atena. Il «luogo» della Grande Guerra nell’evoluzione delle forme liberali di governo: Regno Unito, Francia, Italia, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2017, 397 p., ISBN: 9788800744904.
GIORGIO MOCAVINI: Sabino Cassese, A World Government?, Sevilla, Global Law Press – Editorial Derecho Global, 2018, 267 p., ISBN: 9788494741524.
EDOARDO CHITI: Aldo Sandulli, Il ruolo del diritto in Europa. L’integrazione europea dalla prospettiva del diritto amministrativo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2017, 227 p., ISBN: 9788891771957.
GIUSEPPE MARTINICO: Armin VON BOGDANDY, Eduardo FERRER MAC-GREGOR, Mariela MORALES ANTONIAZZI, Flávia PIOVESAN, e Ximena SOLEY (a cura di), Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America. The Emergence of a New Ius Commune, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, 464 p. ISBN: 9780198795919.
LORENZO CASINI: Gianluca SGUEO, Games, Powers & Democracies, Milano, Bocconi University Press, Egea, 2018, XVI-161 p., ISBN: 9788899902261.
GIORGIO MOCAVINI: Athanasios PSYGKAS, From the «Democratic Deficit» to a «Democratic Surplus». Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017, 351 p., ISBN: 9780190632762.
ELISABETTA TATI’: Anna KOCHAROV, Republican Europe, Oxford e Portland, Oregon, Hart Publishing, 2017, 198 p., ISBN: 9781509910748.

News and Recent Events

The Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law (Felicia Caponigri and Anna Pirri Valentini)
«Government: Political Direction and Administration». First Two-Year AIPDA-AIC Seminar (Valerio Bontempi and Ludovica Sacchi)
Regulation and Sector Authority: a Series of Meetings at the «Bicocca» University of Milan (Monica Delsignore)
A Seminar on University Autonomy (Alfredo Marra)
The Observatory on Changes in Administrative Law (Vito Alessandro Cillis)