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The Centrality and Decline of Parliament

With an analytic method the author examines the recurring idea that the
Italian Parliament is going through a difficult period or is actually in
decline after years of great splendour and occupation of a « central »
role. The author considers the several meanings given by scholars during
the 1970s to the word « centrality » coming to the conclusion that
the various writers refer to very different concepts and in many cases
they actually deny that Parliament has ever occupied a « central » role
in the Italian political and legal system. However in the second part of
the article the author claims that there is a deminutio of Parliament both
because of the change to the electoral system that has given quasidirect
legitimisation to the Executive and because of the change in the
relationship with the Government in exercising legislative power. The
latter has been eroded by the Regions, the European Union, delegated
legislation and by the Government’s regulamentary power as well as by
the exercise of supervisory and communication activities (especially
as, at present, the Premier has a monopoly over all instruments of
communication).

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Référence électonique : Lucio PEGORARO, "The Centrality and Decline of Parliament", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°103, 103 - L’Italie, p.105-127 . Consulté le 2021-10-16 08:32:58 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-Centrality-and-Decline-of.html