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Abstract disponibile solo in lingua inglese
In this paper different models of the American liberal tradition are sketched to set priorities for liberal action in the 90s: the equal protection model; the anti-discriminatory model; the New Deal liberal model; the market efficiency model and the libertarian model. They are not a coherent body but, from them, various suggestions can be derived toward different approaches. The author picks out the following issues: i) tax law: design constitutional limits to government here, where they are almost totally lacking; ii) criminal law: stop the use of criminal sanctions enacted out of the criminal code, and use alternative kinds of norms to regulate undesired activities; iii) administrative law: reform this body of rules transplanting American or English models; iv) ecology: try to control pollution by assigning new property rights instead of improving more regulations; v) electoral law: support a change toward a more majoritarian electoral system; and, besides, vi) a European written constitution is pleaded for.