The specific object of this curriculum is the identification of the principle of legality as a premise and guarantee of the good quality of democratic institutions. In a multidisciplinary perspective, attentive to the European, national and local contexts, this focus can be declined in multiple directions: the analysis of regulations and practices related to the prevention and fighting of corruption; the level of transparency and accessibility of data made available by the administrative apparatus, with special respect to big data; the study of economic aspects of illegality; the analysis of social rights' guarantee and welfare policies. Public ethics, in both its deontological and philosophical dimension, represents another fundamental object of study, as well as the measurement of public perception and media coverage with respect to corruption and illegality, in a transnational and comparative perspective.

Board members: Stefano Anastasia, Enrico Carloni, Paola De Salvo, Michela Gnaldi, Marco Mazzoni, Maria Giuseppina Pacilli, Alessandra Pioggia, Benedetto Ponti, Andrea Possieri, Vincenzo Sorrentino.