The course – which is preliminary to all other courses in public law – aims at offering the acquisition of the fundamental elements of institutional nature in the domain of public law, and provide an overview on the matters that characterise our legal system.
Furthermore, the course is also aimed at the deepening of issues connected with the judicial concept of security, in its different declinations and in light of its incessant evolution. The relationship between security of rights and the right to security will finally be examined, against the background of constitutional law.
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General part
The general part of the course is aimed at the examination of the essential aspects of the organization of the State, the characteristics of the legality of the government, the distribution of public establishments, the sources of law, the issues connected with the involvement of Italy in the European Community and the European Union, the arrangement of national territorial autonomy. Futhermore will be given particular attention to the foundamental rights protection, in connection with the effective guaranties to provide the effectivity of the mentioned protection, public administration activities, and the origins, the models and the developement of Constitutional Justice.

Special part
The special part of the course is aimend at the deepening of the issues connected with security on a legal perspective, especially on the undertones and the incessant evolution of the argument.
Always caring about the national and supranational view, further attention will be given to the issue of security, both as a guarantee and as a potential limit of founamental rights. The security guarantee will be examinated in respect of the form of governament, of the diffrent dimensions of territorial security and of the issues connected to information transparency, especially cybersecurity. Futhermore, the juridical challenges given by new technologies will be examinated with particular reguard to the link between security and Artificial Intelligence, security and Internet, security and Big Data management.

Core Documentation

general part:
Aa.Vv., Diritto pubblico, a cura di F. Modugno, 2021, excluding:
cap. III, § 1, 2, 3
cap. IV, sez III
cap VIII
cap. IX, § 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

special part:
G. Pistorio, La sicurezza giuridica: profili attuali di un problema antico, ES, 2021.

Type of delivery of the course

frontal lessons

Type of evaluation

oral exam