Issue no. 4 - 2015 October / December


Managing the Conflict: Building Infrastructure and Democratic Participation

  Infrastructure siting policies continue to be the frequent target of opposition from the local communities that bear the economic and social costs of the construction of unwanted facilities—a phenomenon that does not happen only in Italy. The question of balancing the certainty and inclusiveness of these controversial decisions has long been the subject of

The Problem of the Relations between the European Central Bank and the European Banking Authority

  Since the autumn of 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) has had the authority to supervise the banking sector in the entire Eurozone. This new regime is a significant departure from the previous system: pursuant to the creation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the EBA’S regulatory role should remain essentially unchanged; however, in


About the Creative Role of Judges

  In Bernd Rüthers’ latest book «The Silent Revolution from the Rule of Law to the Rule of Judges: Legal Methods and the Constitution. An Essay», the legal scholar explores the relationship between legal methods and judicial creativity in today’s German legal system. He offers many criticisms of Germany’s higher courts, including the Constitutional Court,


«Leggi-provvedimento» (law-orders) and Legal Protection in the Italian Constitutional System

  As a starting point, this research adopts the custom of using legislative acts to exercise administrative functions and examines the constitutional and interpretative limits on the exercise of administrative functions by the Italian Parliament and Regional Councils. It also analyses the reasons that lead to the performance of administrative functions through administrative acts that

2013-2014 Constitutional Chronicles

  This text briefly reviews the main constitutional events that took place in 2013 and 2014. Among these: the national elections and the beginning of the XVII Legislature, the re-election of Giorgio Napolitano as President of the Republic, the rise and fall of the government of Enrico Letta, the new government headed by Matteo Renzi,

Foreign Experience

Fall Affirmation of the Dignity of the Person in French Public Law

  Recognized by the French Constitutional Court in 1994, the notion of human dignity has permeated French law, surrounded by the heritage of its fundamental role in the German constitutional order. However, under French law, the notion of human dignity could never – and probably will never – play the role that it does under

Book Review

Paul Corner, Italia fascista. Politica e opinione popolare sotto la dittatura, Roma, Carocci, 2012, 390 p., ISBN: 9788843076567 (Guido Melis)
Massimiliano Boni, (a cura di), L’autonomia degli Organi costituzionali alla prova delle riforme. Il ruolo della dirigenza, Atti del Convegno svolto a Roma presso il Palazzo della Consulta il 19 maggio 2014, Roma, Corte costituzionale, Ger, 2015, 185 p., privo di ISBN (Elena Griglio)
Roberto Ferretti, L’IRI come amministrazione (1933-1945), Milano, ISAP, 2014, 253 p., ISBN: 9788890412356 (Guido Melis)
Gabriella M. Racca e Christopher R. Yukins (a cura di), Public Contracts. Balancing Corruption Concerns in Public Procurement Internationally, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2014, XXV-423 p., ISBN: 9782802742944 (Fabio Di Cristina)
Gérard Marcou, L’acces aux emplois publics, Paris, LGDJ, 2014, 225 p., ISBN: 9782275044071(Guido Melis)
Note bibliografiche a cura di Martina Conticelli, Elisa D’Alterio, Maurizia De Bellis, Angela Ferrari Zumbini, Giulio Napolitano, Rita Perez, Diletta Tega, Giulio Vesperini, Umberto G. Zingales

News and Recent Events

A Conference on «The New World of Law» (Lorenzo Casini)
The Difficult Reorganization of ANAC (Fabrizio Di Mascio)
The Publication of the Administrative Decisions of Foreign Courts (Hilde Caroli Casavola)
A Conference at the University of Roma Tre: Trade Agreements, TTIP and Law of Global Governance (Maurizia De Bellis)
The Four Solutions to the Crisis of Law Schools in the US Report of the Study Group of the American Bar Association (Gianluca Sgueo)
The Study Day in Honor of Mario Pilade Chiti (Pietro Infante)
«Law and Economics». XI Cycle of Lectures at the Law School of the University of Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples (Elisabetta Morlino)