Advanced Comparative Public Law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The classes will be held through Microsoft Team or, in usual way, as frontal lessons, if health emergency should end.
The exams will be held through Microsoft Teams or in the usual way if health emergency should end. No variations in Course syllabus and bibliography.
Course syllabus
The Latin American Constitutionalism;
constitutional history and fundamental features of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.
Prerequisites for admission
Comparative Public Law
Teaching methods
The theoretical frontal lessons will be supported by slides which will be uploaded to Ariel platform
Teaching Resources
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.
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Iacometti Miryam