Syllabus and readings

Please, download the syllabus of the course: Syllabus a.y. 2019/2020


M. Rosenfeld, A. Sajò (ed. by), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012. The textbook can be consulted at LUISS Library (Via di Santa Costanza, 53) and is available through Oxford scholarship online among the Library’s electronic resources.

The following chapters are considered as mandatory (see the syllabus for the thematic order):

  • Introduction
  • 1a
  • 1b
  • 2
  • 4
  • 9
  • 20
  • 23
  • 27
  • 29
  • 30
  • 34
  • 37
  • 38
  • 57 
  • 59
  • 63

Additional mandatory readings

– on legal families ( P. de Cruz, Comparative Law in a Changing World, Cavendish, 2007: Chapter-2-legal-families

Modelising the Forms of Constitutional Review: Beyond the American – European Divide – European Divide, prof. Guillaume Tusseau

– on preliminary rulings in the EU, A. Kornezov, The new format of the acte clair doctrine and its consequences

– on fundamental rights in the EU, A. Torres Pérez, Melloni in three acts: From dialogue to monologue

N.B. Further readings on the EU constitutional system have been uploaded to the e-learning platform

– on Brexit, A. Young,The constitutional implications of Brexit

– on tthe rule of law backsliding in the EU, L. Pech and K.L. Scheppele, Illiberalism Within: Rule of Law Backsliding in the EU