The course aims at analysing the constitutional features of the most important Latin American States (such as Argentina, Mexico, Brazil).
Expected learning outcomes
- knowledge of fundamental features of Latin American States and understanding of their constitutional and cultural foundations; - skills in applying the constitutional principles analysed to the different praxis of these States; - skills in construction of an autonomous evaluation of the essential topics of the course; - the adequate use of legal terms and expressions that are part of tradition and the indigenous inheritance of the Latin American peoples; - learning skills of a methodology, useful for solving the new problems related to the development of multicultural issues and legal pluralism of the State.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
The Latin American Constitutionalism; constitutional history and fundamental features of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.
Prerequisites for admission
Comparative Public Law
The theoretical frontal lessons will be supported by slides which will be uploaded to Ariel platform https://ariel.unimi.it
S. Bagni (cur.), Dallo Stato del bienestar allo Stato del buen vivir. Innovazione e tradizione nel costituzionalismo latino-americano, Filodiritto, Bologna, 2013; L. Pegoraro, La Costituzione brasiliana del 1988 nella chiave di lettura dell'art. 1, Filodiritto, Bologna, 2015; and one of the following: M. Rosti, Argentina, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011. ( Chapters III to IX, pag. 43-144) T. Salvino, L'Argentina tra democrazia e golpe, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2012 ( pag. 9-21, 52-89, 140-199).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral and it will assess the students' acquired skills.