Comparative and European Public law [Cognomi M-Z] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002938
Name of lecturer
Matteo Nicolini
Coordinator
Matteo Nicolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course focuses on public comparative law and on EU law.
It also aims to analyse the different legal traditions of the world in their interrelations with constitutional designs, as well as on the regulation of economic actvities having recourse to the comparative method.
The course aims at making students capable of assessing the several issues arising in a globalised world, where economic, legal, as well as political factors interact.

Syllabus

The course will be divided into three parts:
1. Comparative method and constitutional legal studies. Comparative law, economics, and the promotion of legal change. The legal systems of the world. Legal systems, legal families, ethnocentrism and Euro-Atlantic constitutionalism: mutual interferences and legal borrowings. Civil law, Common law, Soviet Law, African Law, Mixed jurisdictions, Islamic Law, Hindu Law, Hebrew Law, Far Eastern legal systems, The Russian area.
2. An introduction to Constitutional Comparative studies: constitutions, formation and alteration of the constitutions, frame of government, federalism and regionalism, constitutional litigation. EU law.
3. Public law for economics. The influence of globalization and of the EU law over public policies.

The Students that will attend the course:
a) lecture notes;
b) M. Nicolini, L'altra common law of the land. La famiglia giuridica mista dell'Africa australe, BUP, Bologna, 2016;
c) S. Cassese (cur.), La nuova costituzione economica, Laterza, Roma-Bari, ult. ed. (chapters I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX)

Students that will not attend the course:
G. Pegoraro, A. Rinella, Sistemi costituzionali comparati, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017 (chapters. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, X).

Erasmus students may also choose the following program:
1) J. Husa, A New Introduction to Comparative Law, Bloomsbury, London, 2015;
2) M. Tushnet, Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2014.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L. Pegoraro, A. Rinella Costituzioni e fonti del diritto Giappichelli 2018
L. Pegoraro Diritto pubblico e sistemi costituzionali comparati Itinerari di apprendimento e di verifica Giappichelli 2018
Matteo Nicolini L'altra Law of the Land. La famiglia giuridica "mista" dell'Africa australe (Edizione 1) Bolonia University Press 2016
L. Pegoraro, A. Rinella Sistemi costituzionali comparati Giappichelli 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Students attending the course: written examination (multiple choice) followed by an oral examination.

Students not attending the course: there will be both a written text (multiple choice) and an oral examination.

ERASMUS students are invited to to contact professor Nicolini (matteo.nicolini@univr.it) at the beginning of the course in order to set teaching methods and assessment tests.