Social Sciences (Books and Journals)
- Donne: Ricerche su lavoro, salute e violenza nella società contemporanea di: Cacucci Editore, 2013
- Brevi note sull’inquisizione. Spunti per una moderna teoria della sovranità di: Cacucci Editore, 2012
- Metafisica del Processo. Idee per una critica della ragione giuridica di: Cacucci Editore, 2010
- La legislazione medicea nelle raccolte dell’Archivio di Stato di Firenze (1532-1737) ITTIG, 2009
- Scritti in onore di Edoardo Ghera. Tomo I Cacucci Editore, 2008
- Filosofia del dovere giuridico di: Cacucci Editore, 2003
Hero-systems, Military Dictatorship and the Silencing of Academic Community in Suriname
This paper is concerned with academic silencing in Suriname and its links with the conflict that took place at the national level, which was given scant consideration in research. Emphasis will be given to the establishment of the hero-system in order to ensure peace and the connections between academic silencing, dictatorship and law and order.
Analyzing Authoritarianism and Democracy through Academic Freedom in Turkey
The article examines the concepts of authoritarianism and democracy in Turkey through an analysis of academic freedom. From its foundation, Turkish democracy has suffered from being hybrid, i.e., a combination of democratic and authoritarian elements. Since 2016, after the attempted coup d’état, Turkish parliamentarianism has been transformed into a one-man regime. This contribution analyses the...
- La Natura come soggetto di diritto nell'ordinamento dell'Uganda
The 'Method and Madness' of Authoritarian Constitution Making in Democratic Regimes
Globally, more than half the attempts at making a democratic constitution have failed to produce one. Another large number of constitutions have suffered the ignominy of having a draft made and implemented, but ultimately being rejected by the populace or political elites for failing to perform its intended functions. A curious case emerges in instances when would-be-autocrats draft authoritarian
Constitution-Making in Libya after the Fall of Gaddafi: The Role of National and Transnational Actors
Ten years after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime, Libya still has not adopted a permanent constitution. Over the last decade, both national bodies and transnational actors have taken part in constitution-making; however, all efforts have been unsuccessful so far. While the scholarship on post-2011 Libya has mainly focused on the impact of local events and national actors on this process, this essay...
- L'Unione Europea e la controffensiva baltica nella garanzia dello Stato di diritto
- Cile: tra retaggi autoritari e democrazia incompleta
- Una regione immaginata: ambiente, cultura e connettività nella Manciuria moderna
- Les risques du terrain : vers un embrigadement de la recherche
Open Society, Academic Freedom and the Rule of Law: The Mission of Central European University (CEU) 1991-2021
The defence of open society has been the main mission of the Central European University (CEU) since its creation in 1991. This article explores the history of the CEU, from the crucial years of the immediate post-Cold War until the present day. It is divided into two parts: the first part analyses the origins of the CEU, its aims and the concept of the open society as an academic mission; the...
- Il difficile bilanciamento tra libertà accademica, libertà di espressione e autonomia universitaria. Brevi riflessioni sulle riforme dell'istruzione superiore in Polonia e Slovacchia
- Il nuovo regime generale di condizionalità per la protezione del bilancio dell'Unione: verso una più efficace tutela dello Stato di diritto?
- Il rinvio pregiudiziale e l'indipendenza dei giudici: alcune riflessioni a margine di due recenti vicende
Turkey, Europe and Women's Rights: The Controversial Debate on the Istanbul Convention
On 20 March 2021, Turkey withdrew from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (‘Istanbul Convention’) with a presidential decree. President Erdogan’s decision and the way in which it was carried out has led to great discontent both within the country and on the international scenario. The main aim of this analysis is to explore...
Referendum on Early Elections in Slovakia: Constitutional Challenges in Times of Crisis
In 2020, the tenth democratic and free elections after the fall of the communist regime in Slovakia resulted in a broad coalition government, which obtained its mandate mainly to fight corruption. However, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has fundamentally changed priorities. Indeed, growing dissatisfaction with the governance of the state in early 2021 has led to the organization of a referendum...
- Il sistema politico e costituzionale della Russia un anno dopo la Grande Riforma Putiniana: tra legislazione attuativa, chiusura identitaria e fragilità politica
- L'Acuerdo de Escazú: il primo trattato sull'ambiente in vigore in America Latina
- Riccardo Cavallo, L'Europa tra Nomos e Polemos, Utet, Torino, 2020, 214 pp.
- Martin Belov (ed.), Populist Constitutionalism and Illiberal Democracies. Between Constitutional Imagination, Normative Entrenchment, and Political Reality, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2021, XVII-378 pp.
- Quando la democrazia italiana era 'osservata speciale': la Gran Bretagna e la questione comunista in Italia alla vigilia delle elezioni del 1976
- Memoria, Verdad y Justicia de la dictadura cívico-militar y de sus víctimas en Argentina
- La 'nuova' Costituzione russa e il suo codice di civiltà
The Promotion of Sustainable Development in the EU's ?New Generation' Free Trade Agreements and its Impact on Third Countries
This paper aims to analyse how the so-called ‘new generation’ European Union trade agreements can impact sustainable development policy of third countries, verifying whether such agreements are endowed with effective instruments that guarantee the implementation of the international commitments assumed with the aim to improve environmental and labour standards. In this sense, the presence of a...
Respect for the Rule of Law as Embedded in Article 2 TEU and Protection of the Union's Financial Interests
The defence of common values, and of the rule of law in particular, has become an issue of major concern for EU institutions. The emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic brought the EU to adopt a wide-ranging package of financial aids. Within this package, the hypothesis of linking the disbursement of EU funds to the respect for the rule of law in the Member States re-emerged. Rule of law...
The Independence of Justice as Proxy for the Rule of Law in the EU - Case Study - Romania
The concept of rule of law has been addressed as a formal or as a substantive notion. Although it does not enjoy a generally accepted academic definition and its practical transposition varies according to the implementing State, it is a founding value and a functional necessity for the European Union. However, the recent case law of the ECJ on this matter seems to narrow down the concept of rule
Populism and Katékon. The Two Souls of the Schmittian State
In the past decade, populist movements have vindicated another form of democracy that, from the perspective of constitutional law, is rooted in the claim of identity rather than representation. This has also resulted in a general rejection of the political and legal forms that are at the basis of the liberal constitutional form of government. However, the state as a system of rules that enables...
- Mise en ordre des places, et mise en place d'un ordre : l'Afrique a-t-elle bien inventé les droits de l'Homme - (A propos de la patrimonialisation du Serment du Manden, 1222)
- Izwe lethu': l'istanza d'esproprio senza indennizzo della terra, tra aspettative di giustizia sociale e contenimento sindemico Focus su Cape Town
- La politica autoritaria della ZANU-PF in Zimbabwe. La rielaborazione del nazionalismo mediante una 'storia patriottica
- Argentina 2020: un anno di presidenza di Alberto Fernández