Fiscal Federalism: A Response of Contemporary European Democratic Nations to the Global Economic Crisis

The author addresses the resurgence of fiscal federalism in Italy. In particular, the article examines the history and rationale of federalism, the various models and common principles of federalism, the Italian constitutional framework after 1948, the 2001 constitutional reform, the enactment of Law No. 42/2009, which implemented fiscal federalism in a more concrete manner, and the direction for the future.