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Andrea Simoncini
The Success Of A Constitutional Experiment: When History Matters. The Italian Constitutional Court In Global Context
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The paper takes the cue from the analysis offered by the book “Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context” to suggest some remarks on the way the Italian Constitutional Court has become, in a relatively short period of time, a strong, stable and respected constitutional actor. In fact, despite having started its activity, in 1956, in a context of real hostility due to the strong role of the Parliament on one side and the weakness of the lower courts (that were supposed to bring cases before the Constitutional Court) on the other side, the new institution was capable to conquer its role by developing cooperative and collaborative relations with both the Legislature and the judiciary. In other world, the adaptive capacity of this institution and its “relationality” has been at the basis of its recognition and its acceptance by the others institutional actors.

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