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Administrative law


Administrative law


Anno accademico 2019/2020

Codice dell'attività didattica
Prof. Roberto Caranta (Titolare del corso)
Prof. Manuela Consito (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studi
Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
2° anno
SSD dell'attività didattica
IUS/10 - diritto amministrativo
Modalità di erogazione
Lingua di insegnamento
Modalità di frequenza
Tipologia d'esame

Sommario insegnamento


Obiettivi formativi

The aim of the course is: to let the students become capable to apply the rules governing the administrative powers, the administrative proceedings and to verify their abidance and compliance in order to grant the interests and the rights of the citizens; to apply the rules and the fundamental administrative principles of national, EU and international law.



Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

The course introduces students to the general principles of administrative law. On successful completion of the course the students will be able to: apply the rules governing the administrative powers and decisions and to verify their abidance and compliance in order to pursue the public interest by balancing the people rights; to read and to interpret the relevant case law.


Modalità di insegnamento

Mix of lecturing and case studies


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento


Oral exam (this is the University of Turin preferred choice). 

For those taking classes on the Moodle platform: class participation. 

The day of the exam a Webex session will be opened to everyone and the professors will ask you 1/2 questions referring to the reading material provided through the Moodle platform that is still open to every student.

Please log in at the scheduled time of the exam to

Even if, up to now, you have not followed the course activities on the Moodle, you are still in time to do it. 



The course aims at giving the students a overview of the rules governing the relationship between Public Administration and private actors (people or companies). The students will have the possibility to address different topics concerning the role of the rule of law in the regulation of the public powers as well as the limits to private actions posed by the governement and the local authorities, the mechanisms for ensuring legality, transparency and accountability in executive decision-making.
The course aims at reflecting a wider dimension of the administrative law, starting from the analysis of the rising of Administrative law in a historical perspective and by underlining the Consitutional frameworks that governs the character of the administrative law. The course will then deepen the rules governing the public law-private law divide also by analyzing the rules of public contract and the privatization v. public values protection. Finally the topic of security, sovereignty and globalization will be addressed.

Testi consigliati e bibliografia


There is no a complete text book but selected chapters as listed below for every class. They

will be available at the folder "Materiale didattico".

Further documents would be available as far as they will be of interest for the topics.



From the book Comparative Administrative Law (2010), S. Rose Ackerman. P. Lindseth, (eds):

1) Bernardo Sordi, Révolution, Rechtsstaat and the Rule of Law: historical reflections on the emergence and development of administrative law, p. 23-37

2) Tom Ginzburg, Written Constitutions and the administrative state: on the constitutional character of administrative law, p. 117-127


From the book Comparative Administrative Law (2017), S. Rose Ackerman. P. Lindseth, B. Emerson (eds):

3) Daphne Barak-Erez, Three questions of privatization, p. 533-551

4) Jean-Bernard Auby, Contracting out and "public values": a theoretical and comparative approach, p. 552-565

5) Laura A. Dickinson, Organizational structure and culture in a era of privatization: the case of United States military and security contractors, p- 566-581

6) Victor V. Ramraj, Transnational non-state regulation and domestic administrative law, p. 582-600


From the book Global Administrative Law (2016), S. Cassese (edt):

7) Emma Dunlop, Globalization and Sovereignty: Global Threats and International Security, p. 458-482

8) Eyal Benvenisti, The future of Sovereignty: The Nation State in the Global Governance Space, p. 483-501

9) Sabino Cassese, Governing the World, p. 502-514



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