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The Separation of Powers

A Global Constitutional Dialogue

Inspired by Prof. Giovanni Bognetti’s book: La Divisione dei Poteri (Giuffré, 2001)
English edition: Dividing Powers. A Theory of the Separation of Powers (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)

Monday, May 22nd 2017, Sala Napoleonica, via Sant’Antonio 12, Milan

8:00-9:00 – Coffee and Refreshments
9:00-9:15 - Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Nerina Boschiero, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Milan
Prof. Lorenza Violini, Head of the Department of National and Supranational Public Law, University of Milan
Prof. Marilisa D’Amico, Coordinator of DIRECT, University of Milan
Prof. Miryam Iacometti, University of Milan

9:15-10:00 – Thematic Introduction

Prof. Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, AIDC President, Roma Tre University
Prof. Gabriella Mangione, University of Insubria
Dr. Antonia Baraggia, University of Milan

10:00-11:30 - Roundtable Discussion: The Changing Contours of the Separation of Powers

Chair: Prof. Nicolò Zanon, Judge, Italian Constitutional Court
Prof. Patricia Popelier, University of Antwerp
Prof. Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Renata Uitz, Central European University

11:30-12:00 - Break

12:00-13:30 – Concurrent Panels I

Panel I-A (Sala Napoleonica): Theoretical Approaches to the Separation of Powers
Chair: Richard Albert, Boston College

Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin
Revitalising the Social Foundations of the Separation of powers?
Dimitrios Kyritsis, University of Reading
Separation of Power as a Legitimacy Enhancer
Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, Eötvös Loránd University
Direct Democracy and the Separation of Power
Steven Schwinn, The John Marshall Law School
Access to Justice and Separation of Powers

Discussant: Andrea Pin, Padua University

Panel I-B (Room 2, via Sant'Antonio, 5): Separation of Powers: National Experiences

Chair: Cristina Fasone, LUISS Guido Carli

Opening Presentation:
Bertrand Mathieu, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
The Executive Power under the French 5th Republic

David Kosar Jiří Baroš& Pavel Dufek, Masaryk University
Liquid Separation of Powers and Politics in Central Europe
Stefania Leone, Irene Pellizzone, University of Milan
Transformation of Political Parties and Organs in Charge of Constitution Protection: The Evolution of the Power Structure in the Italian System
Nausica Palazzo, Graziella Romeo, Bocconi University
Who Fears the Big Government? Unorthodox Policy-Making and Separation of Powers under the Obama Administration

Discussant: Francesco Clementi, University of Perugia

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 – Roundtable Discussion: The Separation of Powers and EU Integration

Chair: Prof. Guerino D’Ignazio, University of Calabria

Prof. Anneli Albi, University of Kent
Prof. Jürgen Bast, Justus Liebig University, Gießen
Prof. Leonard Besselink, University of Amsterdam

16:00-16:30 - Break

16:30-18:00 - Concurrent Panels II

Panel II-A (Sala Napoleonica): Separation of Powers and Constitutional Transitions

Chair: Luca Pietro Vanoni, University of Milan

Francois Venter, Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom
The Separation of Powers in New Constitutions
Oguzhan Keskin, Marmara University
To Separate, or not to Separate, that’s the Question: The Turkish Case
Francesco Biagi, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law
Separation of Powers and Forms of Government in the MENA Region following the “Arab Spring”: A Break with the Past?
Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines
Unchecked: Demagoguery and the Demise of Separation of Powers in Philippines

Discussant: Arianna Vedaschi, Bocconi University        

Panel II-B (Room 2, via Sant'Antonio, 5): Separation of Powers in the EU

Chair: Alessandra Osti, University of Milan

Diane Fromage, Maastricht University
The Transposition of EU Directives and its Impact on the Division of Powers within Member States
Ioannis A. Tassopoulos, University of Athens
EU “Strict Conditionality” in the Historical Perspective of the Separation of Powers
Maria Romaniello, LUISS Guido Carli
The Classical Principle of Separation of Powers Revealed in the EU Concept of Institutional Balance
Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, University of Gdansk
Unconstitutional Capture and Constitutional Recapture. The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers in Flux?

Discussant: Nicola Lupo, LUISS Guido Carli

Concluding Remarks
Prof. Giuseppe De Vergottini, University of Bologna

Convened by: Antonia Baraggia, Luca Pietro Vanoni, Richard Albert, Cristina Fasone
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Please direct inquiries to Antonia Baraggia by email at antonia.baraggia@unimi.it

12 April 2017
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