1st Edition

Federalism and Constitutional Law
The Italian Contribution to Comparative Regionalism

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ISBN 9780367611736
May 9, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This volume examines the relationship between central government and local institutions, taking Italy as a case study to present a comparative perspective on how the Italian experience has influenced the global developments of federal and regional states.

As the country with the longest standing regional system, Italy has a lot to tell countries that are dealing with similar issues in present times. Adopting a theoretical/analytical approach coupled with comparative analysis, this volume critically reflects on the changes brought to the Italian system of government by the reform of Title V of the Italian constitution, the reasons why further decentralisation has been resisted and offers a comparative overview of the place and contributions that the Italian experience has brought to the global debate on regionalism and federalism. The book is divided into two parts: Part I distils the essence of the evolution of Italian regionalism and the respective debate before and after 2001. While focusing on Italy, the various chapters situate it within the global framework of discussion. Part II reflects on how the Italian regional constitutional architecture contributes to the global debate, particularly focusing on the main innovations brought about by constitutional reform.

The book will be essential reading for researchers, academics and policy-makers working in the areas of constitutional law and politics, and federalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction Why Is The Trajectory Of Italian Regionalism Comparatively Important And What Does It Have To Offer? Arban, Martinico, Palermo

PART I – Federalism And Regionalism: The Italian Context

Chapter 1 An Intellecual History Of Italian Regionalism Arban

Chapter 2 The New "Form Of Government" In The Reforms Of The Italian Regional System Fasone, Piccirilli

Chapter 3 Federalism And Regionalism In Constitutional Adjudication Delledonne

Chapter 4 Intergovernmental Relationships In Italy. An Invertebrate But Useful Model Ceccherini

Chapter 5 Financial Relations In The Italian Regional System Valdesalici

Chapter 6 Party Systems In The Italian Regions Wilson

PART II – Italy’s Major Contributions To The Global Discussion: Italian Regionalism In The Global Debate

Chapter 7 The Italian Regions In The European Union: Story Of An Unaccomplished Relationship Baraggia

Chapter 8 Asymmetries In The Italian Regional System And Their Role Model Palermo

Chapter 9 Local Governments And Metropolitan Cities: The Italian Experience And Its Comparative Relevance Longo

Chapter 10 "Loyal Cooperation": Systemic Principle Of Italy’s Regionalism? Woelk

Chapter 11 Federalism, Regionalism And The Principle Of Subsidiarity Martinico

Chapter 12 The Global Debate On Federalism And Regionalism: Lessons From Italy Belser

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Erika Arban is Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne Law School, Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law, and Lecturer in Comparative Federalism at the University of Antewerp.

Giuseppe Martinico is Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.

Francesco Palermo is Professor of Comparative Constitutional at the University of Verona and Director of the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen.