Dear friends of the Jean Monnet Center,
We are pleased to announce the online publication of the eleventh through eighteenth papers in the 2010 Jean Monnet Working Paper series. These papers are borne of the collaboration between The Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law and the IRPA (Istituto di ricerche sulla pubblica amministrazione – Institute for research on public administration).
IRPA is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2004 by Sabino Cassese and other professors of administrative law, which promotes advanced studies and research in the fields of public law and public administration. The seminar’s purpose was to focus attention, in the international context, on the original and innovative contributions made by Italian legal scholars to the study of the transformations of the State, and to the fields of public law and public administration generally.
The project challenged some of the traditional conventions of academic organization in Italy. There was a “Call for Papers” and a selection committee which put together the program based on the intrinsic interest of each proposed paper as well as the desire to achieve intellectual synergies across papers and a rich diversity of the overall set of contributions. Likewise, formal hierarchies were overlooked: You will find papers from scholars at very different stages of their academic career. Likewise, the contributions were not limited to scholars in the field of “Administrative Law,” “Constitutional Law,” or “International Law,” but of the integrated approach of the New Italian Public Law scholarship, as explained in the prologue to this paper.
The Jean Monnet Center at NYU is hoping to co-sponsor similar Symposia and would welcome suggestions from institutions or centers in other Member States.
Below, you will find the abstracts of these Working Papers. We invite you to view them in their entirety on our Jean Monnet Center website at: