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René Capitant, un intransigeant face à l’élaboration de la Constitution de 1946

Abstract : René Capitant, an uncompromising mind against the birth of the Constitution of 1946. René Capitant’s life and legacy are better and better known, but the history of his fight against the Constitution of 1946 still remained partly to be written. Indeed, from the election of the first National Constituent Assembly in October 1945 to the election of the first National Assembly for the Fourth Republic, in November 1946, the law professor played a leading role. During this period, René Capitant opposed uncompromisely to the constitutional projects of the two constituent assemblies. Acting successively as professor-member of parliament and then as professor-activist, head of a political party, he definitely played an important role in the political landscape. These events not only mark his entry into politics, they also testify of the intellectual evolution of the author. Still marked with the individualist liberalism that imbued his pre-war thoughts, René Capitant started a reflexion on democracy that would be continued all along the Fourth Republic.
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Benjamin Fargeaud. René Capitant, un intransigeant face à l’élaboration de la Constitution de 1946. Jus politicum. Revue de droit politique, Dalloz, 2021, René Capitant (1901-1970) : à l'occasion du 50ème anniversaire de sa mort. ⟨hal-03536867⟩

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