Comparative Constitutional Law

A.Y. 2017/2018
Lesson for
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This teaching based on diachronic and synchronic comparative analysis intends to develop knowledge of the distinctive traits of the forms of State, forms of government and federalist processes in order to identify, also in view of the international discipline, the constitutional models adopted by various European and non-European States to guarantee linguistic, ethnic and religious pluralism. This analysis, carried out through both the examination of legal texts and the judicial interpretation of the same, will serve for the acquisition of knowledge on the ways of governing diversity and the actual degree of minority protection provided by the States under review as well as to develop the ability to understand and independently judge the recent phenomena of claims for greater autonomy in European (Catalonia, Scotland) and non-European States or by States with regard to supranational organizations (Brexit).
Learning technical and legal instruments for the protection of minorities from a religious, ethnic and linguistic standpoint, acquisition of skills related to the identification of legal sources to be applied to concrete cases, use of appropriate legal language.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Teaching Unit 1
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Lesson period
First semester
Lesson period
First semester
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi