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Systemic Or Incremental Path Of Reform? The Modernization Of The Judicial System In Italy

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Giancarlo Vecchi

Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic of Milan)
About Giancarlo

 Giancarlo Vecchi teaches Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Decision Making Processes at the Polytechnic of Milan and he is member of the research group on Justice system modernization of the same University. Currently, he is working as an expert with the Ministry of Public Administration within the evaluation of the National program, "Diffusion of best practices within the Italian judicial offices."

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The paper presents the first results of the monitoring of the national program "Diffusion of best practices within the Italian judicial offices". The program represents the first large scale attempt at modernization of the judicial offices and focuses on the organization and quality of work processes, ICT use, and the relations with the users. The paper analyses the program design, which is based on a mix of top-down actions of the central state administrations and bottom-up interventions proposed by the local judicial offices.

The hypothesis at the basis of the paper supports the view that the design is justified as it enhances the experimentation capacities at local level and values the partnerships with local stakeholders. This aspect is also underlined by the specific literature (in particular by the literature on professional organizations).

In the Italian case, which is characterized by strong regional imbalances in terms of social and economic development, strong program coordination is needed. However, this is not guaranteed either by central administrations or by partnerships among local offices.

How to Cite: Vecchi, G., (2013). Systemic Or Incremental Path Of Reform? The Modernization Of The Judicial System In Italy. International Journal for Court Administration. 5(1), pp.64–87. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ijca.9
Published on 20 Feb 2013.
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