In contrast to the "official history" of the Conseil d'État that presents it as a prestigious and neutral institution, new work ought to reflect on how the grand corps of the Conseil d'État has been implicated in the major issues and crises of French political history, especially in the twentieth century. Drawing on recent historiography, this article focuses in particular on the Conseil d'État during World War II and the Algerian War. It also analyzes the variety of everyday practices of the Conseil d'État and its role in the development of administrative law. Finally, this article examines the professional careers of the members of the grand corps that have staffed this institution. It thus seeks to chart, through the study of a single institution, a path for writing the political history of the state administration that engages with the work of legal scholars as well as political scientists.
La difficile écriture de l'histoire du Conseil d'État
The Regime of Invisibility in Closed Spaces of Debate
How and Why Shale Gas Was Perceived as a Non-Problem for Almost a Year in France
Sébastien Chailleux and Philippe Zittoun
(decentralized local public agency) *** Conseil général de l'industrie, de l'énergie et des technologies: General Council of Industry, Energy and Technologies (expert body composed of high civil servants from Corps des Mines) (Source: adaptation by the