Giorgio Berti Chair for the Study of the Administrative State

The Giorgio Berti Chair for the Study of the Administrative State sits at the intersection of the development of legal theory on constitutional questions addressing executive branch operations in relation to Parlaments and the judiciary and practical examination of the contemporary administrative state. 

According to the Giorgio Berti’s conception of Public Administration, the Chair will carry out studies on the features of the administrative state focusing on the Italian constitutional system, the EU economic constitution and the comparative perspective. 

The features of the administrative state will be analysed on the basis of the follow assumptions: 

  • a direct link exists between the concept of Public Administration and the general conception of Law as well as of State sovereignity; 
  • the rule of law is not exhaustive of the whole idea of the Administration; 
  • the new horizon in which Public Administration must be considered is its direct reference to civil society.