L’istituzione regionale nel progetto di riforma Farini-Minghetti per il riordino amministrativo del Regno d’Italia (1860-1861)
di Davide Maddalena
Abstract: the paper examines the work of the «Commissione speciale e straordinaria per lo studio e la formazione dei progetti di legge» («Special and Extraordinary Commission for the study and draughting of bills») instituted under the auspices of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Third Cavour Government, Luigi Carlo Farini, and operative between August 1860 and March 1861. The Commission draughted bills aimed at a decentralized administrative re-ordering of the budding Italian State. The salient aspect of the plan, initiated by Farini and then concluded by his successor as Minister of Internal Affairs, Marco Minghetti, was the idea of structuring the new Kingdom on a regional basis. The bills were presented to a parliamentary commission of the Kingdom of Italy, which rejected the regional institution. Administrative centralization was thus chosen for the Kingdom of Italy.
Keywords: Marco Minghetti – Luigi Carlo Farini – regionalism – administrative decentration – Unity of Italy