In this study on the conception of Public Administration of the leading italian author Giorgio
Berti, the main features of Public Administration are analysed as follows: a direct link exists between
the concept of Public Administration and the general conception of Law as well as of State sovereignity;
the inadequacy of the explicit ideas of the Administration expressed in the Italian 1947 Constitution
does not prevent the perception of this link; the rule of law is not exhaustive of the whole
idea of the Administration; the new horizon in which Public Administration must be considered is its
direct reference to civil society.