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Cattarin

Amleto Cattarin (Italy), Assistant Professor for the chair of Public Law and Constitutional Law at Padova University, School of Law, Italy; Research Project: "The new characters of democracy in the U.S.: Direct exercise of the sovereign power in the matter of taxation. A profound comparison with the European experience."

Amleto Cattarin earned his law degree (1997) and postgraduate specialization in administrative, civil and criminal law (1998) at University of Padua, Faculty of Law, Italy. He served as tutor of the students at University of Padua, Faculty of Law, and at its branch in Treviso (2001-2003).

He was International Visiting Scholar at the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, VA, twice (a.y. 2002-2003; a.y. 2003-2004) and gained his Ph.D. in Administrative and Public law at University of Ferrara, Italy (2005).

His Ph.D. thesis is expected to be published by ‘Jovene editore’ in 2006, with the title of “Dalla servitù alla sovranità: no taxation without representation” (“From slavery to sovereignty: no taxation without representation”).

He presently serves as Assistant Professor in Constitutional Law and Constitutional Procedural Law at University of Padua, Faculty of Law, and served as Assistant Professor at the chair of Public Law at the same faculty (1998-2005).

He has published in the field of Italian and comparative administrative and constitutional law and was joint author of one of the few commentaries on the statute ruling Italian local authorities.

He was admitted to the bar in 2002 and currently practices administrative law in Padua.

His project at the Jean Monnet Center regards the emergence of new features in the practice of democracy in the US. The analysis will compare the distinct American direct exercise of the sovereign power in matters of taxation with the experience taken place in Europe. The purpose is to analyze the way and the extent to which it is feasible to conceptualise an interaction, especially in the fiscal area, between representative democracy and participatory democracy –, two concepts that numerous political and legal doctrines deem incompatible and reciprocally exclusive.



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