The course aims at developing the knowledge of the main notions concerning Regions and Local Authorities within the framework of the Italian decentralized government system. The course will be divided into two parts: a first part of the course (42 hours) will deal with the constitutional dimension, the organization and the functions of the Regions in the current structure of the Italian regional state. This first part will be borrowed from the course Regional Law (Law degree). The second part of the course (21 hours) will specifically focus on the law of local authorities and, in particular, to their institutional architecture, constitutional autonomy and assigned administrative functions. 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 features of the Italian regional system and of Local Authorities; · 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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