Francesco Palermo

Francesco Palermo
Eurac Research · Institute for Comparative Federalism

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The chapter examines the system of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in Italy and explores its links with the protection of identities and minority rights. The institutions that connect regions and the centre are manifold and tend to reflect the asymmetrical nature of the Italian regional design within the framework of a decentralising state. As in...
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Ukraine is a big and diverse country. However, a regionally decentralized territorial setup has never been considered due to the extremely delicate geopolitical situation, to fears of state-capturing and, not least, to a principled approach which sees autonomy as a slope inevitably leading to secession. While the experience with autonomy in indepen...
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The pandemic management in Austria: constitutional regularity and some political dystonias-This paper examines the legislation and the administrative measures adopted in Austria over the first two months of the Coronavirus pandemic. After summarising the main contents of the provisions, the constitutional framework in which they are embedded is pre...
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The link between federalism and the EU has been widely explored from the perspective of structural, definitional elements. Rather than looking at the impact of federalism on the EU, this paper looks at what the EU tells us about contemporary federalism. It is contended that the most significant contribution of the EU to the theory and practice of f...
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In present times, federal studies are more topical than ever. This holds true, however, only if they focus on the key problems of contemporary societies they can help to address. Why then are federal studies so important and what should they be focusing on in order to be relevant?
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The chapter argues that a significant amount of law has been developed over the past twenty years in order to constitutionalize secession. The legacy of the Canadian Quebec Secession Reference has been remarkable and has permeated, implicitly or explicitly, several legal systems, especially through their courts. However, the legal regulation of sec...
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Italian regional system is marked by a strong, devolutionary asymmetry, both in terms of constitutional law and of powers transferred to (and used by) the regions. Five ‘special’ Regions were established since the beginning, each with a different system of powers due to bilateral negotiations with the central authority. Over 70 years, the constitut...
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Nel presente saggio cercheremo di rispondere ad alcune questioni che concernono le tendenze separatiste e antieuropeiste che stanno emergendo all’interno dell’Unione Europea (UE). Indagheremo, in particolare, se esista un nesso fra tali tendenze, presenti e in crescita di consenso in diverse regioni d’Europa, e l’europeismo, inteso come movimento p...
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The paper contends that bicameral systems, irrespective of their differences in composition and powers, are unfit to represent territorial interests in the national decisionmaking process, except in some residual cases. What subnational entities seek is participation rather than representation. This is why alternative, executive-based institutions...
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The edited book investigates intergovernmental financial relations and the current de jure and de facto allocation of financial and fiscal powers in compound states from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. The volume combines theoretical approaches with case studies and involves scholars from various disciplines, in order to provide a...
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The institutional design of Italy today presents structural elements of a federal state, while its political system and culture remain centralized. However, the collapse of the party system and rise of the Northern League in the 1990s generated a series of decentralizing reforms, contradictory in nature and approved primarily for electoral advantag...
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The article examines the concept of ``cultural exception'' through the lenses of the two constitutive parts of the law-and-literature movement. In particular, it highlights the inadequacy of traditional legal categories for governing contemporary multicultural societies. By focusing on the meaning of the term ``cultural exception,'' it stresses of...
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More than a decade ago, Italy was championing the movement toward federalization, having just introduced the most significant “federalizing” constitutional reform of the western world in decades. Twelve years later, despite slow but remarkable implementation of the reform, the economic crisis that severely hit the country seems to be strangling reg...
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Virtually nothing has changed as to territorial arrangements over the last decade, particularly in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, where the role of the international community has been more prominent in constitutional assistance to democratic transitions. The paper investigates the reasons why it has been the case and argues that federa...
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In the Western legal tradition, the link between the accommodation of ethnic groups and territorial autonomy1 is often taken for granted. That link has inspired almost all federal/regional/devolved constitutional designs in the past few decades, from India to South Africa, from Nigeria to Nepal, from Belgium to Spain to the United Kingdom. In the l...
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This special issue examines local government; one of the less explored and yet most relevant aspects of federal studies. The special issue looks at cases that demonstrate how the growing role of local government has a considerable impact on federal systems.
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Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe are among the regions where minority including linguistic rights are more developed, at least on paper. Not always, however, have these rights been fully and effectively implemented so far. Several obstacles hamper effective implementation. Besides general problems, such as high costs or administrative and...
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As a conflict prevention institution of 'quiet diplomacy', the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) is not associated, at a first glance, with civil society. This article analyses the working methods of the HCNM and demonstrates the all but irrelevant contribution of civil socie...
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The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the issues concerning national minorities in the context of inter-State relations, by respecting the rights of persons belonging to minorities, maintaining interethnic harmony and strengthening good neighbourly relations.
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The paper focuses on the interplay between comparative law and Legal language of the EU, pointing out how closely intertwined these two elements are. While no development of the EU legal language is possible nor thinkable if not based on sound legal comparison, sometimes (mostly terniinological) choices of the EU legal language are deliberately mad...
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While providing useful guidance on territorial autonomy as a means to enhance minority participation in public life, the Lund Recommendations have had very limited impact in this regard. Virtually nothing has changed as to territorial autonomy in the OSCE region over the last decade. The article investigates the reasons why this has been the case a...
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The Dutch higher education system combines tradition and innovation. Tradition is represented by the rather corporative university governance, particularly in terms of constant dialogue and involvement of the academic component in decision-making regarding the education policy. Innovation has to do with the strong market-oriented approach particula...
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Il trattamento giuridico delle differenze ha assistito, negli ultimi anni, alla convergenza di due fenomeni epocali: da un lato la proliferazione degli strumenti internazionali per la protezione delle minoranze etno-nazionali, dall’altro la sfida del pluralismo e le sue ripercussioni giuridiche. Il concomitante effetto di questi due fenomeni ha dat...
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Il trattamento giuridico delle differenze ha assistito, negli ultimi anni, alla convergenza di due fenomeni epocali: da un lato la proliferazione degli strumenti internazionali per la protezione delle minoranze etno-nazionali, dall’altro la sfida del pluralismo e le sue ripercussioni giuridiche. Il concomitante effetto di questi due fenomeni ha dat...
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What does regional external power mean? To what extent is it allowed? What are the limits for its exercise? And how is it carried out in today's quasi-federal Italy? Not only is regional foreign policy a litmus test for the legal development of a compound system; it is also extremely telling as far as the political maturity of the actors in a multi...
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Analisa as mudanças no federalismo alemão ocorridas após a unificação, tendo em vista o funcionamento do sistema de relaçoes entre a Federação e os Länder. Discorre sobre a reforma constitucional de 1994, que revisou os critérios para a distribuição de competências legislativas concorrentes, proporcionando uma abertuta em favor de uma maior ativida...
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The language issue within the European constitutional space is one of the most fascinating challenges to supranational integration. On the one hand, the principle of equal standing of all official and working languages is constantly reaffirmed; on the other hand the necessity to simplify the European Babel on the basis of a more functional consider...
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An “Ethnic Proportional” Representation System : the Public Sector in Trentino-South Tyrol In Trentino-South Tyrol, and notably the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, public sector jobs are divided up in proportion to the size of the three language groups (German, Italian and Ladin). This special system for the collective protection of minorities, whi...
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For members of ethno-cultural minorities, the right of political participation means more than the right to seek to influence the outcome of a process designed to aggregate individual preferences to find a decision acceptable to a majority of citizens. Effective participation of national minorities in public life requires specific arrangements to "...
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Die vorliegende Publikation „Unsere Sache ist gerecht - Südtirol als Thema der österreichischen Außenpolitik vor dem Hintergrund der europäischen Einigung“ ist als Dokumentation Südtiroler, österreichischer und europäischer Zeitgeschichte zum 30-jährigen Jubiläum der Südtirol Autonomie und zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum der Streitbeilegung vor der UNO ge...
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The language issue within the European constitutional space is one of the most fascinating challenges to supranational integration. On the one hand, the principle of equal standing of all official and working languages is constantly reaffirmed; on the other hand the necessity to simplify the European Babel on the basis of a more functional consider...

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MATILDE is a 3-year project funded by EU Horizon 2020 facility, focusing on the impact of migration on the local development of rural and mountain regions. The project develops and tests a transdisciplinary conceptual and methodological framework for a multidimensional assessment of the economic and social impacts of Third Country Nationals (TNCs). MATILDE is led by the University of Eastern Finland with Jussi P. Laine as the Project Coordinator. https://matilde-migration.eu/
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LoGov aims to form a global research and training network and to provide solutions for local governments in order to address the changing urban-rural interplay and to manage its impacts. http://www.logov-rise.eu Horizon 2020 grant agreement No 823961