My work revolves around methodological and theoretical aspects of public law especially relating to form and procedure of public authorities decision-making.


Research fields

▪ Administrative Law
▪ EU law
▪ Administrative Justice
▪ Environmental and Planning Law
▪ Constitutional Law
▪ Theory of Law
▪ Social Welfare Law (
http://www.socialrights.co.uk)
▪ Local Government



Recent works


- Civitarese M, S, Halliday, S (eds)  (2017) Social Rights in an Age of Austerity: European Perspectives (Routdledge, Law and Society)  
- Ragionevolezza Diritto online Treccani (2017)
- Breaking the Isolation? Italian Perspectives on the Dialogue between the ECJ and Constitutional Courts? European Public Law, vol. 22, ISSN: 1354-3725
- DIGITALISATION AND REFORMS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ITALY. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, vol. 8, p. 127-163, ISSN: 2239-8279 (2016)
- Sovereignty and the Law, Domestic, European, and International Perspectives? European Public Law, vol. 21, p. 195-209, ISSN: 1354-3725 [Review Article] (2015)
- The Italian Constitutional Court Strengthens the Dialogue with the European Court of Justice Lodging for the First Time a Preliminary Ruling in an Indirect (?Incidenter?) Proceeding. EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW, vol. 20, p. 633-646 (2014)
- Are Our European Legal Systems Evolving towards a Precedent Mode of Adjudication?*. COSTITUZIONALISMO.IT, vol. 12,http://www.costituzionalismo.it/articoli/489/ (2014)
- Some Remarks on Methodology in Legal Studies in the Light of the Challenges that Globalization Poses to Legal Doctrine. REVISTA CATALANA DE DRET PÚBLIC, vol. 48, p. 119-134 (2014) 
- The NHS Reform in England and the Market. In: Sandra Regina Martini, Francesco Bilancia. O Direito à saúde na União Européia e no Mercosul. p. 113-131, Porto Alegre:Livraria do Avogado Editora (2014)

Main books

  • Contributo allo studio del principio contrattuale nell'attività amministrativa", Giappichelli Torino 1997 (A Contribution to the Study of the Contracting Out Principle in Administrative Activity)
  • La forma presa sul serio. Formalismo pratico, azione amministrativa ed illegalità utile. Giappichelli, 2006 (Taking Form Seriously. Practical formalism, administrative action and useful unlawfulness).