21810581 - COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the critical tools needed to understand a series of legal institutions,

through the comparative study of constitutional systems. Furthermore the course develops the students better understanding

of globalizing processes, focusing on the protection of fundamental rights.

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Mutuazione: 21810581 DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE COMPARATO in Scienze politiche L-36 BONFIGLIO SALVATORE

Programme

Syllabus

The course will be divided into two parts:
General part:

Constitutionalism and constitutions
The forms of state and government
Government and political parties
The main experiences of democratic constitutionalism:

• France
• Germany
• UK
• United States
• Spain
• Switzerland

Special part:

Political parties and democracy



Core Documentation

Bibliography

Students that will attend the lectures must study:

1) F. Forlan, S. Giannello, M. Iacometti, C. Martinelli, G.E. Vigevani, M.P. Viviani Schlein, Costituzioni Comparate, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017.
2) S. Bonfiglio-G. Maestri, I partiti e la democrazia. Dall'art. 49 della Costituzione italiana ai partiti politici europei, nuova edizione, il Mulino, Bologna, 2021.

Type of delivery of the course

The course will be mainly based on frontal lessons and combined with online sessions, aimed at further exploring constitutional matters with Professors from the main Italian and foreign universities. During the course there will be at least three group exercises.

Type of evaluation

Students progress will be assessed through an oral examination. Three questions will test knowledge on main constitutional systems. Furthermore, at least two questions will concern the special section of the exam programme and will assess reflection and evaluation skills.