Administrative Law 1 (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02527
Name of lecturer
Sergio Moro
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 Sep 30, 2019 al Dec 14, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Administrative law is the body of law that deals with the activities of State and local governments and it mainly focuses on: organisational and operational issues; the relationship between public admin-istration and citizens; public services delivered by private entities. Traditionally administrative law used to belong to the branch of public law but now it is increasingly influenced by EU law. This teaching module involves: administrative law 1; administrative law 2; ad-ministrative justice.
The course of Administrative law 1 deals with the basics of the discipline and focuses on changes taking place in the organization of Italian public administration and its relationships with citizens ac-cording to the principle of subsidiarity and the impact of European Union. It is aimed at offering the instruments to tackle and master the basics of the discipline in future undergraduate and postgraduate studies, as well as professional activity, with a problem solving approach.

Syllabus

PROGRAMME
I. The (inexhaustible) reasons for (the special nature of) administrative law.
I.2 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
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. 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.
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

ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA

With regard to attending students, the exam covers the concepts, issues and problems carried out during the lectures as well as those presented in the recommended manual limited to the chapters indicated
With regard to non-attending students, the exam covers the concepts, issues and problems presented in the recommended manual limited to the indicated sections.

The examination is comprised of a written paper, which will be comprised of four essay questions, and an oral discussion which will be involve a discussion of the written examination.

Marks are expressed in thirtieths.

Evalutation criteria of written paper:
- intensity and extent of knowledge of the fundamental disciplinary categories of this area of law;
- capacity to deploy them in a systematic manner;
- adequate terminology;
- logical order, consistency and clarity in the presentation.

Evalutation criteria of oral discussion:
- capacity for reasoning and argumentation,
- capacity to correctly structure solutions to practical problems relating to the subject matter of the programme;
- adequate terminology;
- logical order, consistency and clarity in the presentation.

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.