Working Papers -2013:

The Centre publishes Working Papers, Policy Briefs and Reports. In addition, the Centre promotes the publication of books and articles in national and international journals in order to disseminate results of research activities. CDCT working paper ISSN 2280-9406. Editorial board: G. Ajani, R. Aluffi, R. Caterina, S. Ferreri, D. Francavilla, B. Gardella Tedeschi, M. Graziadei, B. Pasa


LORENZO BAIRATI – BARBARA PASA – CDCT Working Paper 22-2013/ELC12

The aim of this working paper is to explore the judicial activism of the Court of Justice of the European Union and some leading cases within the European legal system. The paper will look at the “negotiation process” between European and national judges, and at factors that can modify this relationship ..

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FRANCESCA STRUMIA- CDCT Working paper 21-2013/ELC11 Abstract: This article explores forms of redistributive cooperation between center and periphery in the US after the welfare reform of 1996, and in the EU in the frame of cohesion policy. In particular, the article looks at the operation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in the …

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NADIA COGGIOLA – MICHELE GRAZIADEI - CDCT Working Paper 20-2013/LST2 Abstract: Italy is one of the countries where the production of materials made out of asbestos has caused a high number of deaths, massive damage to human health, and to the environment. This paper is dedicated to the biggest case ever litigated in Europe in this …

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Guido Boella – Luigi Di Caro - CDCT Working Paper 19-2013/ELC10 Abstract: In this paper we present a technique to reveal definitions and relations from text. This task has a high impact on all the activities related to the management of legal documents, where any automatic support may represent an essential help. Instead of using pattern …

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ANDREA ORTOLANI - CDCT Working Paper 18-2013/CTL8 Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary quantitative survey of Japanese comparative law books and textbooks and evaluates the patterns and the extent of foreign influence on them. The results of the inquiry were in accordance with the expectations. In the course of the analysis various methodological problems surfaced, such …

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DOMENICO MICCO – CDCT Working Paper 17-2013/ELC9 Abstract: The bout with the Other is always a tough meeting: it happens, in fact, on the “screen of diversity” – biological or cultural dissimilarity – and it always highlights what makes them different from us. This creates an obstacle along the path leading to the elaboration of …

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DOMENICO DI MICCO - CDCT Working Paper 16-2013/CTL7 Abstract: Peculiarities and differences of cultures that, until yesterday, fuelled the dynamic of the world, seem abruptly to give way to processes of homologation of human vicissitudes. Scientific and technological innovations, together with economic growth, push human consciousness into a new, unexplored environment. Man is forced to reconsider …

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FRANCESCA STRUMIA - CDCT Working Paper 15-2013/ELC8 Abstract: In an age of declining GDPs and surging public debt, on the background of aging populations, immigration represents for many countries, and particularly for European ones, a factor of innovation. But which kind of immigration harbors this innovative potential? Relevant legislation in several countries, including European Union ones …

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