Administrative Law and emergencies (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Giovanna Ligugnana
Giovanna Ligugnana
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - GEM (febbraio/aprile) dal Feb 10, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

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 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 - Limitatamente ai capitoli II, VI, VII Per le restanti parti saranno messi a disposizione degli studenti appositi materiali normativi e letture specialistiche tramite la piattaforma e-learning
M. CLARICH Manuale di diritto amministrativo (Edizione 4) il Mulino 2019 Parte I - Limitatamente alla parte seconda (capitoli III, IV, V), alla parte terza (capitoli VIII e XII) e alla 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