The duty to give reasons is an administrative law general principle that ensures the accountability and the legitimacy of the public administrations in democratic legal system. As a consequence, citizens have the chance to verify whether public decisions are lawful or not. However, when the government decides the localization of major infrastructure or noxious facilities, it is not necessary to give reasons for the choice. It should be useful to examine the Italian case, where the principle seems relevant for localization process of major facilities.
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