Curriculum in Sustainable and solidary democracy: rights, duties, and institutions

ITA

PhD programme: Ecology of cultural and institutional systems (accreditation pending, 36th cycle) 
Curriculum: Sustainable and solidary democracy: rights, duties, and institutions 
Institution: Università del Piemonte Orientale
Department: DIGSPES
Length: 3 years
Referent: Professor Chiara Tripodina

Description and objectives of the PhD programme 

The PhD programme offers advanced study and training to prospective scholars who wish to acquire a systematic understanding of cultures and institutions as ecosystems. This interdisciplinary approach aims to integrate linguistic, literary, historical, and legal knowledge to enable students to acquire a critical, well-informed, and theoretically sound background for the study of cultural and institutional systems, nationally and transnationally. 
PhD title holders acquire skills and competences on:

  • the critical interpretation of linguistic, literary, legal, and historical sources and texts, seen as evolving interdependent systems.
  • the critical interpretation of institutional languages and practices.

Students pursuing their Ph.D. in legal and social sciences may investigate theoretical models for the development and verification of sustainable cultural and institutional models (sustainable and solidary democracy), at national and international level.

Expected employment and professional opportunities

PhD students acquire skills that give them the opportunity of a career in public and private research institutions, including universities. They will acquire knowledge, skills and competences that can be useful in public and private cultural services, including the management of cultural heritage, communications and education, and, depending on relevant degrees/curricula, the judiciary, the public administration, and legal professions.
The opportunities differ according to curriculum chosen and the degree of innovation of the results of the research of each PhD student.
PhD students enrolled in the curriculum on Sustainable and solidary democracy will be trained to acquire innovative profiles as legal experts, with special expertise on solidarity and sustainability in political choices, in the environmental field, but also in social, economic institutional and cultural domains. They will also acquire innovative profiles as lawyers in public and private institutions in high responsibility roles, as well as service consultants and public interest advocates. 

Internationalization

The curriculum in Sustainable and solidary democracy includes professors from Monmouth University (New Jersey, Usa), Universidad del Litoral, Santa Fe (Argentina), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Francia), Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla (Spagna), Universitat de Barcelona (Spagna). International collaborations are in place with the Université de Toulon (Francia), Max-Planck. Institute for International and Comparative Public Law (Germania), National Law University New Delhi (India).
Description and objectives of the Curriculum Sustainable and Solidary Democracy: Rights, Duties and Institutions

Sustainable and Solidary Democracy

Rights, Duties and Institutions curriculum is part of the PhD program in Ecology of cultural and institutional systems, sharing the inspiration to interpret culture, institutions, society itself as "ecosystems" – i.e. complex systems, interwoven with interactions and exchanges – whose sustainable development and dynamic need to be preserved. It deals, in short, with "ecology".

Specifically, the Sustainable and Solidary Democracy curriculum aims to focus on the key concept of "democracy", such as the place of political and institutional pluralism, of conflict and process, declined in terms of "constitutional democracy". That is the interweaving of democratic practices with the no longer renounceable aims accommodated in twentieth century constitutions. Although the adjective "constitutional" is not explicit in the title of the curriculum, it anyway finds a clear echo in the adjectives that we chose to complement the word democracy, to indicate a direction that today more than ever is important to pursue, as much as in theoretical researches as in social, political and institutional practice. Indeed the adjective "solidary" embodies a principle that the Italian Constitution promotes alongside the fundamental  human rights, as a completion of the ideal of equality and freedom: that is the mandatory duty of political, economic and social solidarity, intra and inter-generational. It takes place primarily through the implementation of social rights and the provision of public services aimed at promoting substantial equality; but it does not end with them, since the duty of solidarity pertains to the "Republic" and therefore to every subject that belongs to it, whether public or private. "Sustainable", an adjective rarely employed in connection with the word democracy, immediately and vividly recalls the idea of a democracy focused upon environmental sustainability. To be sure, it also recalls the idea of economic, institutional, social and cultural sustainability, alongside with the idea of the enhancement of local, functional and social autonomies and that of the integral protection of the ecosystem in which human beings partake.
In short, the cultural project that the curriculum in Sustainable and Solidary Democracy aims to promote is that of enhancing the duties of solidarity and sustainability as preconditions for a harmonious and lasting development of society and for the effective enjoyment of rights and liberties in current constitutional democracies.

Such an end will be achieved thanks to the plurality of perspectives and approaches - juridical, political, sociological, historical, linguistic – that enrich the academic board of this Phd in general, and that of the Sustainable and Solidarity Democracy curriculum, in particular. Being the integration and contamination of knowledge the essence of this doctorate, students will therefore be given the unique opportunity to read the juridical, political and social phenomena through interdisciplinary and ecosystemic lenses.

Scientific sectors coherent with the curriculum project

n.

Settori scientifico disciplinari interessati (SSD)

Indicare il peso percentuale di ciascun SSD nel progetto scientifico del corso

Settori concorsuali interessati

Macrosettore concorsuale interessato

Aree CUN-VQR interessate

1.

IUS/08 

  %  7,00 

DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE 

12/C - DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE ED ECCLESIASTICO 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

2.

IUS/09 

  %  1,50 

DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE 

12/C - DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE ED ECCLESIASTICO 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

3.

IUS/10 

  %  3,50 

DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO 

12/D - DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO E TRIBUTARIO 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

4.

IUS/16 

  %  3,50 

DIRITTO PROCESSUALE PENALE 

12/G - DIRITTO PENALE E PROCESSUALE PENALE 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

5.

IUS/01 

  %  3,00 

DIRITTO PRIVATO 

12/A - DIRITTO PRIVATO 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

6.

IUS/02 

  %  3,00 

DIRITTO PRIVATO COMPARATO 

12/E - DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE, DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA, COMPARATO, DELL'ECONOMIA, DEI MERCATI E DELLA NAVIGAZIONE 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

7.

IUS/21 

  %  3,00 

DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO 

12/E - DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE, DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA, COMPARATO, DELL'ECONOMIA, DEI MERCATI E DELLA NAVIGAZIONE 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

8.

IUS/20 

  %  3,00 

FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO 

12/H - DIRITTO ROMANO, STORIA DEL DIRITTO MEDIEVALE E MODERNO E FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

9.

 

IUS/14 

  %  2,50 

DIRITTO DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA 

12/E - DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE, DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA, COMPARATO, DELL'ECONOMIA, DEI MERCATI E DELLA NAVIGAZIONE 

12 - Scienze giuridiche 

10.

SPS/02 

  %  3,50 

STORIA DELLE DOTTRINE E DELLE ISTITUZIONI POLITICHE 

14/B - STORIA POLITICA 

14 - Scienze politiche e sociali 

11.

SPS/07 

  %  3,50 

SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE 

14/C - SOCIOLOGIA 

14 - Scienze politiche e sociali