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Las competencias municipales “impropias”* en la reforma del régimen local español

By on May 17, 2017

This paper deals with the effective implementation of the measures concerning the reform of the Spanish local regime and connected to the legislative novelties on budgetary stability. The work shall focus on the analysis of the nature and regime of the so-called “improper competences” of local authorities. By this formula, I mean those competences that are not explicitly attributed by the law but that are somehow exercised in light of a broad concept of the category of local autonomy. Finally, the article shall conclude by underlying an existing conflict on the legislative competence at local level.

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The influence of standing committees on the forms of government. The case of France, Italy and the UK

By on April 18, 2017

Parliaments have changed substantially over time, particularly in the new century, as a consequence of new phenomena appearing in the institutional landscape, such as the transfer of significant normative powers from legislatures to executives, the crisis of the long standing representative function of political parties,, globalization and regional integration processes of regional integration, mediatisation, personalization of politics and populism. By the same token, for example we have witnessed a shift in the balance between the exercise of the legislative and the oversight function in legislatures in favour of the latter. This paper argues that, in spite of the transformations…

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Illiberal regimes in the perspective of comparative constitutionalism

By on April 18, 2017

Illiberal regimes are generally defined as regimes in which neither democracy nor fundamental rights are granted, and in which rule of law is substantially disregarded. Instead of attempting a taxonomy, the article gives an account of their origins and of the problems raised by their emergence in the perspective of comparative constitutionalism.

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Andrea Buratti, Giuseppe Martinico, Oreste Pollicino, Giorgio Repetto, Raffaele Torino