The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy

In terms of quantitative data, the Spanish Constitutional Court has, in forty years of activity (1980-2019), issued 141 judgements on environmental competences, spanning the most diverse areas this topic can cover. Within the same timeframe, the Italian Constitutional Court has issued 400 judgments...

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Main Author: Alberton, Mariachiara
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dialnet-ar-18-ART00014855292021-10-20The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in ItalyAlberton, Mariachiaraconstitutional disputesintergovernmental relationsmultilevel environmental governanceConstitutional Courtscentralization trendunity and asymmetryintergovernmental cooperationIn terms of quantitative data, the Spanish Constitutional Court has, in forty years of activity (1980-2019), issued 141 judgements on environmental competences, spanning the most diverse areas this topic can cover. Within the same timeframe, the Italian Constitutional Court has issued 400 judgments on the same topic. It is self-explanatory that the Spanish and Italian Constitutional Courts’ role goes beyond the function of finium regundorum among territorial entities. Through the analysis of additional qualitative data, this article demonstrates how constitutional judgements not only regulate intergovernmental relations within specific environmental cases, but also help to shape a different institutional balance, by either exacerbating or diminishing divisive tendencies between the centre and the periphery. This fact is signalled in many ways in the case law of the Spanish and Italian Courts, from the criteria and doctrines selected to decide cases (that define relation parameters and limits between central and local authorities), to individual prominent decisions, which can dramatically alter the already sensitive interactions between State and Autonomous Communities, and between State and Regions.2021text (article)application/pdfhttps://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=8096312(Revista) ISSN 1886-2632Revista d'estudis autonòmics i federals, ISSN 1886-2632, Nº. 33, 2021, pags. 15-57engLICENCIA DE USO: Los documentos a texto completo incluidos en Dialnet son de acceso libre y propiedad de sus autores y/o editores. Por tanto, cualquier acto de reproducción, distribución, comunicación pública y/o transformación total o parcial requiere el consentimiento expreso y escrito de aquéllos. Cualquier enlace al texto completo de estos documentos deberá hacerse a través de la URL oficial de éstos en Dialnet. Más información: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/info/derechosOAI | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS STATEMENT: Full text documents hosted by Dialnet are protected by copyright and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge, but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by its authors or editors. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to linking, browsing, printing and making a copy for your own personal purposes. All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions expressed by editors and authors and require consent from them. Any link to this document should be made using its official URL in Dialnet. More info: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/info/derechosOAI
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Alberton, Mariachiara
The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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In terms of quantitative data, the Spanish Constitutional Court has, in forty years of activity (1980-2019), issued 141 judgements on environmental competences, spanning the most diverse areas this topic can cover. Within the same timeframe, the Italian Constitutional Court has issued 400 judgments on the same topic. It is self-explanatory that the Spanish and Italian Constitutional Courts’ role goes beyond the function of finium regundorum among territorial entities. Through the analysis of additional qualitative data, this article demonstrates how constitutional judgements not only regulate intergovernmental relations within specific environmental cases, but also help to shape a different institutional balance, by either exacerbating or diminishing divisive tendencies between the centre and the periphery. This fact is signalled in many ways in the case law of the Spanish and Italian Courts, from the criteria and doctrines selected to decide cases (that define relation parameters and limits between central and local authorities), to individual prominent decisions, which can dramatically alter the already sensitive interactions between State and Autonomous Communities, and between State and Regions.
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The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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The swing of intergovernmental relations concerning environmental matters through the (un)balanced doctrines of the Constitutional Courts in Spain and in Italy
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