Informations and abstract
Keywords: Regions, multilevel system of government, legislative power, political responsibility, Constitutional Court, social rights, public policies.
The essay regards the effective exercise of the legislative power by the Italian Regions, in the perspective of the constitutional reform of 2001, and its (presumed) unfinished goals, especially regarding the link between legislation and political responsibility. In such respect, it is evident the effort of the Constitutional Court to fix a dysfunctional model – above all for the guarantee of social rights at regional and local level – in which it seems to be a hiatus between the evaluation of public policies and their autonomous, legislative, implementation. And it is legitimate to ask if the Italian Regions can be actually considered “autonomous political subjectsµ