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Paola Chirulli
Tony Prosser, The Economic Constitution, Oup, Oxford, 2014, 304 Pp.
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Tony Prosser's The Economic Constitution is in my view a seminal reading for anyone interested in the constitutional dimension of public intervention into the economy. The concept of economic constitution adopted in the book, on which the author declares in the foreword being inspired by Sabino Cassese's La nuova costituzione economica (2005), has a different meaning from the one which is usually found in the literature: here the author, rather than questioning the foundation of public intervention in the economy, explores the constitutional arrangements which preside over direct economic management by central government, therefore challenging from a different point of view the legitimacy of government's decision-making powers and actions.

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