CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will analyze the “fundamental principles” of the form of State and of the form of Government of the Italian Republic; the debate on the constitutional and legislative reforms; the process of European integration and other contemporary constitutional issues.
n order to have access to the examination it is necessary to have old the examinations of Institutions of private law and Institutions of roman law
Course contents summary
Society, law, Constitution, State; European Union; relationships between the State and other sovereign systems; evolution of the forms of State and Government; the sources of law; historical events of the Italian State; general characters of the Italian Constitution and fundamental principles; the organization of the Italian Republic; the people; the Chamber of Deputiesand the Senate of the Republic; the Italian bicameralism and the perspectives of its reform; the election laws; the President of the Republic; the Government; the auxiliary Organs; the Supreme Council of the judicial power; the fundamental functions of the State; the constituent power and the review of the Constitution; the political autonomies; the constitutional freedoms; Regions and other territorial entity, the reform of the State towards the federalism; the new challenges of the constitutionalism:bioethics,sustainable development, environment, climatic changes, intergenerational responsibility
For the general section, one of following two books:
T. MARTINES, Diritto Costituzionale, Giuffrè, Milano, ult. ed.
R. BIN, G. PITRUZZELLA, Diritto costituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed.
For the special section, the following book:
N. OCCHIOCUPO, Liberazione e promozione umana nella Costituzione. Unità di valori nella pluralità di posizioni, Giuffrè, Milano, ult. ed.
A necessary step in preparing the examination is the study of legal rules. For this purpose it can be of help M. BASSANI, V. ITALIA, C.E. TRAVERSO, Leggi fondamentali dell’ordinamento costituzionale italiano, Giuffrè, Milano, ult. Ed.
The course will be carried out through lessons and seminars with italians and foreigns teachers.
Assessment methods and criteria
The modality of verification consists in an examination that will concern on constitutional law I and II at the end of the cours of the second year