Administrative Law 1 (2018/2019)

Course code
4S02527
Name of lecturers
Sergio Moro, Paolo Duret
Coordinator
Sergio Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 14, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Administrative law is divided into the courses Administrative Law 1 and Administrative Law 2, along with their necessary complement the course in the Law of Administrative Procedure.
The course Administrative Law 1 seeks to adopt a realistic perspective focused on problem solving, whilst also imparting fundamental concepts along with a methodology for interpreting this area of law. It also considers evolutionary trends in relation to the sources of administrative law, administrative organisation (for entities regulated under both public and private law), individual legal rights under administrative law along with administrative activity as a sub-category of public service.

Syllabus

I. The (inexhaustible) reasons for (the special nature of) administrative law.
I.1. Historical evolution of public administration
II. The sources of administrative law, with a particular focus on secondary legislation.
II.1. The problem of case law as a “source” of administrative law.
III. Public administration and the Constitution.
IV. The public administration: a fleeting concept.
V.1. The public administration as an organisation: the tension between legal science and business perspectives.
V.2.1. Rules on public organisation derived from constitutional principles.
V.2.2. Organisational structures: public officials, with a particular focus on problems associated with status as a public official (de facto officials and prorogatio).
V.2.3. Instruments for imputation: the representative and the public body, or munus and officium.
V.2.4. Relations between bodies: hierarchy and management, control, delegation, coordination.
V.2.5. Continued: the separation (or rather the distinction) between politics and administration: the problematic relationship between bodies with democratic legitimation and those with professional legitimation.
V.2 The resources of the public administration
V.2.1. Assets
V.2.2. Personnel
VI. The administrative system in positive law: general framework.
VI.1. Local public bodies, their functions and relations in accordance with the combined provisions of Articles 5, 114, 118 and 120 of the Constitution.
VI.2. The organisation of the state as a disaggregated organisation (central structures, i.e. ministries, and peripheral structures; autonomous administration, specifically companies and agencies; independent administrative authorities) and the organisation of other local government bodies (regions, metropolitan cities, provinces and municipalities).
VI.3. Public bodies with a functional mandate and relations with territorial public bodies.
VI.4. Independent administrative authorities.
VI.5. The long-standing problem of public organisation within a private law framework: companies under (partial) public ownership.
VI. The legal rights of individuals under administrative law.
VII.1. The power of the public administration and the (fundamental and essential) distinction between restricted power (?), pure discretionary power and so-called “technical” discretionary power.
VII.2. The private individual and the power of the public administration: legitimate interests as a) individual legal interests, b) substantive legal interests, and c) establishing a right to compensation.
VII. Public services: subjective and objective conception. So-called public service obligations.
VIII. The principle of subsidiarity

TEACHING METHODS FOR ATTENDING AND NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
The teaching methods used differ depending upon whether the students are attending or non-attending students.

Attending students
The teaching methods involve face-to-face lessons for the purpose of learning basic concepts and systematic linkages as well as strategies for reasoning and argumentation in order to interpret the relevant legislative provisions and to structure solutions to practical problems.

Non-attending students
The teaching methods involve teacher-led support for the study of up-to-date textbooks.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
MARCO D'ALBERTI Lezioni di diritto amministrativo (Edizione 4) G. Giappichelli editore s.r.l., 2019 9788892119642 Si precisa che il testo in oggetto: è consigliato agli studenti frequentanti; è da studiare limitatamente al capitolo I, al capitolo III, al capitolo IV, al capitolo V, al capitolo VI; non è alternativo, ma complementare alle nozioni, questioni e problemi esaminati ed approfonditi nel corso delle lezioni frontali. Detto altrimenti: è necessaria la conoscenza e la comprensione del contenuto di entrambe le tipologie di materiale didattico suggerito.
GIROLAMO SCIULLO L’organizzazione amministrativa. Principi G. Giappichelli editore 2013 Si precisa che il testo in oggetto: è consigliato agli studenti non frequentanti; è da studiare limitatamente ai capitoli II, III e IV; non è alternativo, ma complementare all'altro testo consigliato. Detto altrimenti: è necessaria la conoscenza e la comprensione di entrambi i testi consigliati. Si precisa altresì che è necessario l'esame e la comprensione delle disposizioni normative fondamentali richiamate nei predetti testi e, quindi, si suggerisce la consultazione e l’utilizzo di un codice amministrativo aggiornato.
GUIDO CORSO Manuale di diritto amministrativo (Edizione 9) G. Giappichelli editore 2020 9788892131736 Si precisa che il testo in oggetto: è consigliato agli studenti non frequentanti; è da studiare limitatamente alla parte prima ed alla sezione prima della parte seconda; non è alternativo, ma complementare all'altro testo consigliato. Detto altrimenti: è necessaria la conoscenza e la comprensione di entrambi i testi. Si precisa altresì che è necessario l'esame e la comprensione delle disposizioni normative fondamentali richiamate nei predetti testi e, quindi, si suggerisce la consultazione e l’utilizzo di un codice amministrativo aggiornato.

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS
The examination is comprised of a written paper and an oral discussion. There is no need to attain a specific grade in the written paper in order to take the oral discussion; however, it will be taken into account when assessing students.
The written examination will be comprised of four essay questions aimed at verifying knowledge – which must be presented using technically appropriate terminology – of the fundamental disciplinary categories of this area of law and the capacity to deploy them in a systematic manner.
The aim of the oral examination, which will be involve a discussion of the written examination, is to ascertain the capacity for reasoning and argumentation, and thus to correctly structure solutions to practical problems relating to the subject matter of the programme.

ERASMUS students

ERASMUS students are invited to contact the teacher responsible at the start of the course in order to be set a specific topic to be analysed in greater depth in a course essay. That essay will then be the object of an oral discussion in the examinations scheduled within the academic calendar.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018