The course aims at developing the knowledge of the constitutional dimension, organization and functions of the Italian Regions. In order to outline the features of the current structure of the Italian regional state, the course will offer an historical overview and will deepen the regional government, the administrative and financial autonomy of the Regions, especially in the light of the Constitutional Court case law concerning the State/Regions disputes. At the end of the course the students will have an in-depth knowledge of the course topics. The students will also acquire a reasoning method suitable for dealing with more specific and complex legal issues.
Expected learning outcomes
· Knowledge and understanding: students shall know the fundamental aspects of the Italian regional system and the features of its institutional structure; · Applying knowledge and understanding: students shall be able to read current events related to the Italian regional system, ongoing case law and pending constitutional reforms; · Making judgements: students shall acquire a critical approach on regional law issues that will allow students to assess the importance, but also the critical points, of the Italian regional decentralization; · Communication: students shall be able to express notions and opinions correctly, using the appropriate terminology; · Lifelong learning skills: students shall acquire good individual study skills.
Lesson period: Second semester
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