Considering the increasing quantitative usage and expanding qualitative scope of instruments of delegated legislations as the predominant means of enacting welfare reforms, this article investigates the consolidation throughout the Second Italian Republic of a new interpretation of executive prerogatives in the exercise of legislative functions. This is not only a problem in relation to the constitutional balance defining the relationship between the executive and legislature, but also an issue for executive policy leadership and capacity to steer the legislative process. It is argued that since the 1990s the usage of legislative decrees has become a sui generis and the predominant means of decision-making, adopted in particular for welfare reforms. In particular, delegated legislation to the executive has changed the impact that interest groups, such as trade unions, have on the policy process. Two case studies are presented by way of illustration, namely the health care reforms of the early 1990s and the education reform in 2003.
Legislative Delegation to the Executive in the Second Italian Republic / P. Mattei. - In: MODERN ITALY. - ISSN 1353-2944. - 12:1(2007 Feb), pp. 73-89.
|Titolo:||Legislative Delegation to the Executive in the Second Italian Republic|
MATTEI, PAOLA (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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