Book Chapter

An intellectual history of Italian regionalism

E Arban

Federalism and Constitutional Law: The Italian Contribution to Comparative Regionalism | Routledge | Published : 2021

Abstract

This chapter explores the intellectual history of Italian regionalism, with particular emphasis on the regional model emerged with the 1948 constitution and on the 2001 reform of Title V and subsequent amendments. Throughout the nineteenth century, federalism was still a quite novel idea in Europe since, across the continent, the ideals of the French Revolution contributed to reinforce the image of a state characterised by a strong central government and administration that allowed the regime to dominate politics, thus defying all ideas of dispersion of powers espoused by federalism. The Constituent Assembly was rife with towering constitutional scholars and statesmen who would leave an inde..

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