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Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law
Francesco Palermo and Karl Kössler
This is the first comprehensive book that explores the subject of federalism from the perspective of comparative constitutional law, whilst simultaneously placing a strong emphasis on how federal systems work in practice. This focus is reflected in the book’s two most innovative elements. First, it analyses from a comparative point of view how government levels exercise their powers and interact in several highly topical policy areas like social welfare, environmental protection or migrant integration. Second, the book incorporates case law boxes discussing seminal judgments from federal systems worldwide and thus demonstrates the practical impact of constitutional jurisprudence on policymakers and citizens alike.
Francesco Palermo is Professor for Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Verona, and Director of the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research Bolzano/Bozen.
Karl Kössler is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research Bolzano/Bozen.
October 2017 | 9781509901494 | 504pp | Hardback | RSP: £100
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The Italian Parliament in the European Union
Edited by Nicola Lupo and Giovanni Piccirilli
This important new collection explores the role of the Italian Parliament in the Euro-national parliamentary system as an example of an increased role for national parliaments within the composite European constitutional order. It illustrates how parliamentary interactions within the European Union are highly systematic, with integrated procedures and mutual interdependence between the various institutions and stakeholders. The book argues that this dynamic is vital for both the functioning and the future equilibrium of democracy in the EU. This is significant, particularly given the challenges posed to democracy within the EU institutions and the Member States.
Notwithstanding its peculiarities (a symmetrical bicameral system in which both Houses are directly elected, hold the same powers and are linked through a confidence relationship with the government), the Italian Parliament deserves specific attention as a lively active player of the European polity. The grid for its analysis proposed by this collection may also be applied to other national parliaments, so contributing to the development of comparative research in this field.
Nicola Lupo is Professor of Public Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.
Giovanni Piccirilli is Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.
October 2017 | 9781782258735 | 384pp | Hardback | RSP: £65
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