Administrative Law and emergencies (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giovanna Ligugnana
Giovanna Ligugnana
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° semestre (A), 2° semestre (B) - aprile/maggio 2020, 2° semestre (B) - marzo/aprile 2020

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to offer specific knowledge in order to understand the structure and functioning of public administration in case of emergency, crisis or calamities.
Public bodies’ organisation and structure are thus examinated under the ‘extraordinarity’ perspective.
During the course, some specific legal emergency topics of special interest will be analysed.
At the end of the course students will be able to understand the ‘emergency administration’ and its main critical aspects, with special attention on the procurement perspective.


The course programme is divided in three main parts and a ‘Focus’.
Part 1: The organisation and functioning of public administration. Revision of the basic notions of administrative procedure, decisions and judicial control.
Part 2:
- Public bodies and prevention of risks and emergencies.
- The public administration of emergency: the civil protection organisation. Prevention, precaution and risk planning.
Part 3:
- EU administration: structure and functions.
- EU administrative procedures
- EU emergency administration

Focus: The administration of migration flows.
Government, agencies, procedures, decisions and justice.
The EU intervention: problems and challenges

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. DELLA CANANEA, C. FRANCHINI I principi dell'amministrazione europea Giappichelli 2017 Parte III del programma Parti del volume: capitoli II, VI, VII, X
M. CLARICH Manuale di diritto amministrativo (Edizione 4) il Mulino 2019 Parte I del programma Parti del volume: Parte seconda (capitoli III, IV, V), parte terza (capitoli VIII e XII) e parte quarta.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The exam aims to ascertain the knowledge of the subject–matter acquired in the three parts of the programme and the understanding of the topics covered.
Marks are expressed in thirtieths