Italy is generally described as a quintessential example of a regional state with some room for asymmetry. Regional statuti have not played so important a role in defining the constitutional ambitions of the single subnational units. Their chief function is to lay down the general rules concerning the form of government, and their recognition among the public is quite low. In some political and academic circles, the statuti were expected to play a greater role in the aftermath of the federalizing reforms of 1999 and 2001 and to become more similar to regional constitutions. However, subsequent political practice and case law of the Constitutional Court have all but refuted these expectations. Yet, slightly different arguments apply to the statuti of the five regions with a special autonomy status.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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