Comparative constitutional law

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
63
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/21
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso intende fornire gli strumenti necessari per la comprensione e lo studio dei concetti e delle nozioni fondamentali della materia. In via preliminare, particolare attenzione verrà dedicata al metodo necessario per affrontare lo studio del diritto comparato, per poi addentrarsi nelle categorie principali del diritto pubblico comparato: forme di governo, forme di stato, principi fondamentali (tra cui la separazione dei poteri), libertà fondamentali. L'obiettivo è quello di fornire agli studenti un apporto culturale che consenta, attraverso la conoscenza di esperienze giuridiche straniere, di osservare con maggiore consapevolezza e senso critico il sistema costituzionale interno.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The program provides for the presentation and discussion of the following topics: origins of the comparison and comparative method; forms of state and forms of government; horizontal and vertical division of powers; study of the constitutional systems of some legal systems (in particular the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain); examples of comparison linked both to the form of government (Upper Chambers, instruments of direct democracy, constitutional justice) and to the new rights (end of life, heterologous fertilization, vaccines, religious freedom).
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
The teacher will use:
a) frontal lessons;
b) thematic insights discussed with active partecipation of students
Teaching Resources
9 credits:
Two possible options:
- T. E. FROSINI (edited by), Comparative public law. Stabilized democracies, Bologne, Il Mulino, 2019;
or
- G. BOGNETTI, The division of powers, Milan, Giuffré, 2001 and AA. VV., Comparative Constitutions, Turin, Giappichelli, 2017.

6 credits:
- AA. VV., Comparative Constitutions, Turin, Giappichelli, 2017.

Students who attend the course can access a written test on topics explained during classes. Those who succeeds in written test will have a program reduction for the oral examination.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will consist in an oral examination on fundamental notions of the subject as presented into the program of the course. Students will be evaluated also for their exposition and reasoning skills. The final mark is expressed in numbers (min 18, max 30 cum laude).
Students who attended the course can access a written test (Multiple Choice test) on topics explained during classes. Those who succeeds in written test will have a program reduction for the oral examination (two chapters of AA. VV., Costituzioni comparate, Turin, Giappichelli, and G. BOGNETTI, La divisione dei poteri, Milan, Giuffré, 2001).
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours
Professor: Osti Alessandra
Professor(s)
Reception:
In order to schedule an appointment, please write at: alessandra.osti@unimi.it
Until 31th January 2021 all the appointements will be held on line on Teams