The establishment and development of the institute of the State Council in the French Fifth Republic

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This article is about the history of the emergence, development and modern status of the State Council of France, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the beginning of the XIX century. Replacing the King's Council, the State Council is one of the oldest government institutions in France. As the author shows, the complexities linked toresearch into the mechanism of the activities of the State council are explained by its dual role. It is a consultative organ of the government, and is a higher administrative judicial authority. In the article, the evolution of the State council in a historical retrospective, and an explanation of the dual nature of the system of state governance in modern France.

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P A Kucherenko

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Кафедра конституционного и муниципального права; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia


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