The course aims to provide students with the knowledge necessary to understand the structure and functioning of public administrations with which citizens relate, focusing in particular on the tools citizens have at their disposal to assert their interests, participate in administrative procedures and know the administrative action.
Constitutional principles on public administration.
Administrative organization as a citizen's tool. Types and features of public bodies.
The influence of the European Union on administrative organization.
Administration and economy: independent administrative authorities.
Public assets. Private assets of public interest. The commons.
The interests of citizens and the powers of the public administration.
The pretensive interests of citizens: authorizations, concessions and declarative acts.
The limiting powers: ablation powers and sanctions.
The exercise of the administrative function. The notion of administrative procedure and its principles.
The procedural initiative: the role of the citizen.
The interface of the citizen: the official in charge of the responsability of the administrative procedure.
The citizen in the administrative procedure: participation.
Access to administrative documents.
Simplification of administrative action: advantages and disadvantages for the citizen.
Agreements between citizens and public administration. The acts of the citizen.
The impact on the legal sphere of the citizen: the administrative act.
The efficacy of the administrative act.
Citizen protection: the validity of administrative acts.
The legitimate expectations of the citizen and administrative self-protection.
Public services: the citizen-user.
The liability of the public administration.
E. Casetta (a cura di F. Fracchia), Compendio di diritto amministrativo, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, Milano, ed. 2020, except from Chapter VIII (par. 1, 2 and 3) and Chapter IX.
Frontal lectures and/or videoconference classes and classroom exercises.
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