cod. 1006648

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Diritto amministrativo (IUS/10)
Economia e gestione dei beni culturali
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims at providing the student with the basic knowledge essential to the study and understanding of administrative law and legislation on cultural heritage. At the end of the course the student should have acquired the ability to understand and critically evaluate the principles, substantial and procedural rules governing the organization and functioning of the public administration and the protection and preservation of cultural heritage in relation to individual rights (and, in particular, to the property). He will also have to demonstrate proper understanding of the historical path that led to the current discipline. In the light of the knowledge he will be able to present his thesis with the language and the arguments appropriate to the specific legal field.


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Course unit content

The course presents the main issues related to administrative law and in particular to the scientific field of the cultural heritage law. Will be examined institutions and principles such as the rule of law, the administrative procedure, the discretion, the pathology and the judicial protection in this matter. It will be examined the evolution of legislation on the protection and promotion of cultural heritage from the pre-unification states up to the most recent legislation introduced by the "Codice Urbani" of 2004, as amended (Legislative Decree 156 of 2006 and 62 of 2008). Among the more specific topics covered: constitutional principles and institutions in the field of administrative law that govern the concept of cultural property, the identification of these assets (verification and declaration of cultural interest), the movement restrictions of cultural properties and, finally, the issues of conservation/protection and the use (individual and collective) and enhancement (field of regional competence) of the assets.

Full programme

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G. ROSSI. Principi di diritto amministrativo, Giappichelli Torino 2015; L. CASINI. Ereditare il futuro, il Mulini 2016. TOMASO MONTANARI, Privati del patrimonio, Einaudi 2015.
The consultation of the Code of Cultural Heritage ( may also be an essential aid to the student.

Teaching methods

The teaching method will be mainly that of lectures, eventually supplemented by seminars and tutorials, methods that will enable students to achieve the learning objectives indicated also through the fruitful discussion of themes and case law with the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The verification of the student skills will take place through at least two direct questions in order to assess the level of learning of the legislation, its historical evolution and its complex relationship with the arts. The ability to communicate will be assessed by evaluating the student's ability to provide comprehensive definitions, to use the appropriate terminology and to clarify the meaning of specific expressions. Learning skills will be assessed by the verification of various answers. The pass mark will be achieved only positive outcome of this overall assessment.

Other information

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