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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 9
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonio Cantaro
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

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Learning Objectives

The Constitutional Law course  intends to provide students with the methodological and hermeneutic categories essential for the purposes of a systematic study of the forms of State and Government, the fundamental principles of the Republic, the sources of law and the overall Italian institutional organization. A part of the course will be dedicated to investigating the constitutional implications deriving from the pandemic emergency, which poses the need to find a new balance between modernization and civilization.

Program

1) The legal system, the legal rule; the Constitution.
2) The elements of the state: people, territory and sovereignty.
3) Forms of state and forms of government.
4) The international legal system and its relations with the internal legal system.
5) The European legal order: history of European integration; the EU institutions; the structural principles of the EU; relations with the Italian legal system.
6) The Sources of Italian and European Union law.
7) Fundamental rights in the Republican Constitution and in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
8) Popular sovereignty, the referendum and electoral systems.
9) The Parliament: history, composition and functions.
10) The President of the Republic: election and attributions.
11) The Government: organization and functions.
12) Regional systems: the origins, statutory, legislative, administrative and financial autonomy of the Regions.
13) The organization of local authorities: Municipalities, Provinces and Metropolitan Cities.
14) Constitutional principles inherent to public administrations

15) Constitutional principles relating to the jurisdictional power

16) The Constitutional Court

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

In order to facilitate learning, seminar initiatives related to current Italian and European political-constitutional events will be promoted.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Attendance

Frequency to at least three quarters of the lessons. Knowledge and understanding of the Lisbon Treaty, the Fiscal Compact and the ESM Treaty.

Course books

1) A. Barbera - C. Fusaro, Corso di diritto costituzionale, Il Mulino, Bologna, ult. ed. (escluso il capitolo XVIII)

2) A. Cantaro, Postpandemia. Pensieri (meta)giuridici, Giappichelli, Torino, 2021.

Assessment

Oral test, because it's  more adequate to verify the knowledge of the subject.

The expected learning results will be evaluated by means of an oral exam, based on three questions or more. The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

1) A. Barbera - C. Fusaro, Corso di diritto costituzionale, Il Mulino, Bologna, ult. ed. (escluso il capitolo XVIII)

2) A. Cantaro, Postpandemia. Pensieri (meta)giuridici, Giappichelli, Torino, 2021

Assessment

Oral test, because it's  more adequate to verify the knowledge of the subject.

The expected learning results will be evaluated by means of an oral exam, based on three questions or more. The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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