Franco Bassanini was Cabinet Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs in the Italian Government led by Romano Prodi (1996-1998), Under-secretary of State to Prime Minister's Office and responsible for the Cabinet Office in the first Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1998-1999), Cabinet Minister for Public Administration in the second Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1999-2000) and in the second Government led by Giuliano Amato (2000-2001). During those years, he carried out a wide and comprehensive reform program of the Italian administrative system.
Franco Bassanini has been member of Italian Parliament from 1979 to 2006 (Member of the House of Deputies from 1979 to 1996, Senator from 1996 to 2006). He has also been member of the E.N.A. (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) Executive Board (2001-2005) , of the Comité d'évaluation des strategies ministérielles de réforme led by Francis Mer (2003-2005) and of the High Level Panel of the U.N. ICT Task Force (2001-2006). In Italian Parliament, he has been Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Monetary Policy and Budget (1987-1990) and Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Independent Left (1988-1991).
From 1965 to 2001 Franco Bassanini has taught at the Universities of Milan, Trento, Sassari, Florence and Rome. He is the author of 18 books and about 300 academic articles on issues of constitutional law, economic law, political science, European law and administrative law (www.bassanini.it).
- F. Bassanini - G. Tiberi, La Costituzione europea. Un primo commento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004
- F. Bassanini - G. Macciotta, L'attuazione del federalismo fiscale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004
- F. Bassanini, Costituzione. Una riforma sbagliata, Firenze, Passigli, 2004
- L. Torchia - F. Bassanini, Sviluppo o declino. Il ruolo delle istituzioni per la competitività del Paese, Firenze, Passigli, 2005
- A. Manzella - F. Bassanini, Per far funzionare il Parlamento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007
- F. Bassanini - L. Castelli, Semplificare l’Italia. Stato, Regioni, enti locali, Firenze, Passigli, 2008
- F. Bassanini - M.T. Salvemini, Il finanziamento dell’Europa, Firenze , Passigli 2010
- F. Bassanini - G. Tiberi, Le nuove istituzioni europee. Commento al Trattato di Lisbona, Bologna, II ed. agg., Il Mulino, 2010
Among the papers and articles written by Franco Bassanini, many are in English and can be downloaded from the websites www.bassanini.it and www.astrid.eu .
Last update: 17/04/2012