Privacy Policy


This page offers a description of the methods used to manage the website, with reference to the personal data of its users.  It concerns an informative notice issued in compliance with article 13 of legislative decree no. 196/2003 - Code regulating the protection of personal data – to those who interact with web services accessible via computer at:

The informative notice is issued solely for the website in question and not for other websites which might be visited by the user via links. The informative notice is also inspired by Recommendation no. 2/2001, which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, united in the Group set up by art. 29 of directive no. 95/46/CE, implemented on 17 May 2001 to identify certain minimum requirements for the on-line collection of personal data. These requirements include methods, times and the nature of the information which the holders of the process must supply to users when they log on to web pages, regardless of the reasons for logging on. The Recommendation and a brief description of its aims can be found on other pages on this website.    


Following use of this website, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed.  The “holder” of the process is the Centre for Studies on Federalism, based in Moncalieri, Italy. 


The processes related to the web services of this website take place at the Centre for Studies on Federalism and are carried out exclusively by the technical personnel of the data processing department, or by other persons who might be assigned occasional maintenance tasks.  No data obtained via the web service will be communicated or divulged.  The personal data supplied by users who forward requests for the dispatch of informative materials (newsletters, CD-ROMS, annual reports, answers to questions, deeds and provisions, etc.) is used only to supply the service or pursue the aims requested and will only be given to third parties if this is absolutely necessary in order to achieve such aim.   



Surfing data The IT systems and software procedures for the operation of this website acquire certain items of personal data during their normal working procedures, due to the fact that the transmission of such data is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.  This information is not collected to be associated with identified parties but may, due to its specific nature, be processed and associated with data held by third parties to enable the identification of users.  This category of data includes the IP addresses or dominions of computers utilised by users of the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the dimension of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the server response (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s IT environment.  This data is used solely to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the website and to check that it works correctly, and is cancelled immediately after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of hypothetical IT crimes damaging the website..  

Data supplied voluntarily by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary dispatch of e-mail to the addresses indicated on this website implicates the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, needed to reply, as well as any other personal data included in the message.   Brief informative specifications will be progressively reported or displayed on the website pages reserved for particular services by request.   



No personal data on users is purposely acquired by the website. No cookies are used for the transmission of personal information, nor is any type of so-called persistent cookie, or user tracking system, used. The use of so-called session cookies (which are not memorised persistently on the user’s computer and vanish when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifications (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the website. The so-called session cookies used on this website avoid the need to use other IT techniques which are potentially hazardous to the confidentiality of web surfing by users, and do not allow the acquisition of personal information which identifies the user.   



Apart from that specified for the web surfing data, the user is free to supply the personal data indicated on the request forms or indicated in contacts to solicit the dispatch of informative material or other correspondence.  Failure to supply such information may make it impossible to obtain the service required.  For completeness of information, we would like to remind you that, in some cases (not within the ordinary management of this website) the Authorities may request news and information in compliance with art 157 of legislative decree no. 196/2003, for the purposes of control over the processing of personal data. In these cases, compliance with such requests is mandatory, otherwise administrative sanctions are applied.    



Personal data is processed,  using automated tools, for the time strictly required to achieve the aims for which it was collected.  Specific security measures are observed to prevent loss, illicit or improper use and unauthorised access to the data.    



The subjects to whom the personal data refers are entitled to obtain confirmation of the existence (or otherwise) of data concerning them, at any time, and to receive information on its content and origin. They may also verify that it is precise or ask for its completion, update or rectification (art. 7 of legislative decree no. 196/2003). In accordance with the above article, data subjects are entitled to request the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blockage of data processed in breach of the law, and may also oppose its processing should they have legitimate reasons for such opposition.  All requests should be addressed to the Holder of the Process. 



Perspectives on Federalism

C/o Centro Studi sul Federalismo

Piazza Vincenzo Arbarello 8
10122 Torino - Italy
Tel. + 39 011 15630 890 
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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
09.00 / 17.00

Il Centro Studi sul Federalismo è ospitato fin dalla sua fondazione, nel 2000,  nella sede de Collegio Carlo Alberto (gestito dalla Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto*), in precedenza nel borgo storico di Moncalieri, dalla fine di novembre 2017 nella nuova sede del Collegio nel centro di Torino.

* La Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto è costituita dalla Compagnia di San Paolo e dall'Università degli Studi di Torino.




© Centro Studi sul Federalismo 2002-2020

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Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Piazza Vincenzo Arbarello 8
10122 Torino - Italy
Tel. + 39 011.6705024

Director: Flavio Brugnoli
Editorial Board: Filippo Maria Giordano, Elisabetta Tarasco 

Progetto Internet:

Alicubi Srl
Via Sant'Anselmo, 12
10125 Torino - Italy
tel +39 011 6546011

Chief Editor: Augusto Cherchi
Art Director: Luca Zanini, Nicola Lotta
Management: Wilma Sommariva
Software and testing: Rebecca Dezzani

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Ethical Guidelines

Perspectives on Federalism is committed to ensuring the quality of articles.
To this aim it expects Authors, Editors, and Reviewers to conform to international publishing standards of ethical behaviour.
Authors: When submitting a paper authors should provide all relevant pieces of information requested by the submission policy. Providing fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour. Authors ensure that their work is entirely original works, properly acknowledging when the work and/or words of others have been used. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. Also submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical behaviour and a violation of the submission policy. Co-authors should be fully aware of the submission and they shall all approve have the final version of the paper before publication. Review articles should be comprehensive and accurate accounts of the state of the art.
Editors: Editors commit to evaluate manuscripts on their academic merit. Editors shall not use any information deriving from their position without the express consent of the authors involved. Editors will react promptly if ethical complaints will be presented concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper.

Manuscripts under review will be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review cannot therefore be used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted in depth, providing comments and suggestions to help authors improve their researches and their papers. Referee shall not accept to make a review on issues they are not qualified to deal with, and shall respect the schedule of the review. Reviewers should inform the editors and avoid to review submitted papers in case of conflicts of interests, which may result from established relationships with the author(s) or institutions connected to the papers.

Scientific Committee

Federalism is a relevant object of study for different academic disciplines such as political science, law, economics, history, political theory and philosophy, sociology, etc. Therefore Perspectives on Federalism has set up a strongly interdisciplinary scientific committee. The members of the Scientific Committee constitute a privileged pool of peer reviewers at disposal of the journal with regards to the different academic disciplines of the articles sumbitted for publication.


Scientific Committee: 

  • Richard Albert University of Texas
  • Filippo Andreatta University of Bologna
  • Paola Bilancia University of Milano
  • Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo University La Sapienza, Rome
  • Stefan Collignon Scuola Sant'Anna, Pisa
  • Paul De Grauwe  London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Bruno de Witte University of Maastricht, European University Institute
  • Søren Dosenrode Aalborg University
  • Michel Dumoulin Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Maurizio Ferrera University of Milano
  • Andreas Føllesdal University of Oslo
  • Peter Häberle Universität Bayreuth
  • Peter Hay Emory University
  • Micheal Keating  University of Aberdeen
  • Alfonso Iozzo Centro Studi sul Federalismo
  • Jean-Victor Louis Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Miguel Poiares Maduro European University Institute
  • Alberto Majocchi Università di Pavia
  • Petros Mavroidis Columbia Law School, NY and Université de Neuchâtel
  • Peter-Christian Müller Graff Heidelberg University Law Faculty
  • Alejandro Saiz Arnaiz Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Antonio Padoa Schioppa University of Milano
  • Robert Schütze Durham University
  • Gianfranco Pasquino  University of Bologna
  • Jo Shaw University of Edinburgh
  • Nadia Urbinati Columbia University - Department of Political Science
  • Pascaline Winand College of Europe at Natolin


Editorial Board

Perspectives on Federalism editorial board exploits at best the new technological features available for a dispersed team to work together as an interdisciplinary research group. 

Perspectives on Federalism aims at publishing high quality papers at the forefront of the study of federalism in different disciplinary fields. Interdisciplinary research papers are also very much welcomed. 

The publication process (article proposal, peer review phase, author revision, linguistic revision, author final revision) is managed by the editorial coordinator. 



  • Roberto Castaldi Associate Professor of Political Philosophy
    Director of the Research Centre on Multi-Level Integration and Governance Processes at eCampus University
    Research Director of International Centre for European and global governance spin-off of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna,Pisa
    Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach about Europe
  • Giacomo Delledonne Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, Scuola Sant'Anna, Pisa
    Co-Convenor, IACL Research Group on Subnational Constitutions in Federal and Quasi-Federal Constitutional States

Editorial Board

  • Salvatore Aloisio Lecturer of Public Law, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Susanna Cafaro Associate Professor of European Union Law and of European and International Immigration and Asylum Law, University of Salento
  • Francesco Costamagna Associate Professor of European Union Law, University of Turin; Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino
  • Olimpia Fontana Mario Albertini Fellow (European Political Economy, Sustainable Economy), Centro Studi sul Federalismo, Torino
  • Fabio Masini Associate Professor of Theories and History of International Economic Relations Department of Political Science, University of Roma Tre 
    Jean Monnet Chair European Economic Governance
    Managing Editor History of Economic Thought and Policy
  • Claudia Morini Senior Researcher in European Union Law, University of Salento
  • Annamaria Viterbo Associate Professor of International Law, University of Turin; Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino

About the journal

NEW!  Perspectives on Federalism listed in Class A by ANVUR - September 30th, 2022 (download Press Release)

Perspectives on Federalism is an Open Access peer-reviewed journal, promoted by Centro Studi sul Federalismo. This initiative follows other successful initiatives like the Bibliographical Bulletin on Federalism. Perspectives on Federalism is an open forum for interdisciplinary debate about federalism at all levels of government: sub-national, national, and supra-national at both regional and global levels. A special focus is given to the developments of European integration.

Perspectives on Federalism is divided into three sections. Along with essays and review articles , it also publishes very short notes to provide information and updated comments about political, economic and legal issues in federal states, regional organizations, and international organizations at global level, whenever they are relevant to scholars of federalism. We hope scholars from around the world will contribute to this initiative, and we have provided a simple and immediate way to submit an essay, a review article or a note.

Perspectives on Federalism publishes original contributions from different disciplinary viewpoints as the subject of federalism requires. Papers submitted will undergo a process of double blind review before eventually being accepted for publication. We also welcome special issue proposals.

Centro Studi sul Federalismo started this project thanks to the commitment of a motivated international and interdisciplinary team of young scholars who constitute the Editorial Board. We count on the support of a Scientific Committee which lists colleagues with an established international reputation, who will be very helpful also in the peer review.  

Both the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee are open to further contributions from scholars interested in this project.

Please contact us for any further information about forms of support, and cooperation with Perspectives on Federalism.  

Editors: Roberto Castaldi and Giacomo Delledonne   
ISSN: 2036-5438
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