Syllabus and readings

Please, download the syllabus of the course: syllabus 2016_2017

Textbook:

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).

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:

– (for session no. 2) P. de Cruz, Comparative Law in a Changing World, Cavendish, 2007: Chapter-2-legal-families

– for the lecture on the European Court of Human Rights and the rule of law: N. Lupo and G. Piccirilli, “The relocation of the legality principle by the European Courts’ Case law: An Italian Perspective“, European Constitutional Law Review, vol. 11 (1), 2015, pp. 55-77.

On the constitutional implications of Brexit:

Davor Jancic: A Very Parliamentary Brexit: Satire in Two Acts

Ewan Smith and Alison Young, “That’s how it worked in 2014, and how it would have to work again”

Additional non mandatory readings

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Belgian federalism, fater the sixth state reform