THEORY AND HISTORY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS (MOD.I)
The course aims to analyze and rebuild the main developments, as well
as the fundamental findings which have punctuated history of public
administrations in Italy and Europe, with a particular focus on aspects
concerning organizational culture.
The course backtraces the studies on historic-institutional processes
which have led to modern states’ appearance and to its apparates’
development, with their distinctive features of stability, specialization
and focus on public functionality, moving from the analysis of the
transformations that happened during the French Revolution and the
Napoleonic Age. The main objective is to create a line of thought about
public institutions though the use of different investigation perspectives,
preferring an approach aimed to underline the incidence of cultural
factors on socio-institutional development.
The course is structured into frontal lectures, where the students are
continuously stimulated to elaborate original contributes through the
suggestion of reading materials on the subjects under analysis. Those
reading materials may become functional to the writing process of a
1) Giuseppe Astuto, L’amministrazione italiana. Dal centralismo
napoleonico al federalismo amministrativo, Carocci, Roma 2009.
2) Pierre Legendre, Stato e società in Francia. Dallo stato paterno allo
stato-provvidenza: storia dell’amministrazione dal 1750 ai giorni nostri,
Edizioni di Comunità, Milano 1978.
3) Stefano Sepe, Storia dell’amministrazione italiana (1861-2017),
Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli 2018.
4) Guido Melis, Storia dell’amministrazione italiana (1861-1893), Il
Mulino, Bologna 1996.
5) Pierfranco Pellizzetti e Giovanni Vetritto, Italia disorganizzata, Bari,
Followers: there is the possibility to agree a personalized examination
plan together with the Professor.
Non-followers: oral examination. Study of the texts listed in the