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Marco Benvenuti
The Constitutional Distribution Of Legislative Powers In Italy: Recent Judgments Of The Constitutional Court
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Explaining to a foreign audience the theme of Italian regionalism and, in particular, of the legislative jurisdiction of Regions in the light of the current Italian constitutional review is not an easy task. My whole lecture, in fact, will revolve around a single word that, among the many possible, I have chosen to summarise this theme and that is complexity. Therefore, in a first part, which is mainly historical, I will address the way in which such complexity has been growing and developing within the Italian legal framework (infra, § 2). Then, in a second part, which is essentially legal, I will explain how this complexity has become constitutional law (infra, § 3). Finally, in a third part, which is also political, I will focus on the current proposals of the so called Renzi-Boschi constitutional review, which has the main goal to reduce, if not to solve, such complexity (infra, § 4). Finally, I will raise two short questions, which remain unanswered in the current Italian constitutional review and in the present public debate (infra, § 5).

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