Sabino Cassese

Substantive equality in the Constitution: the birth of a revolutionary norm

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The second paragraph of Article 3 of the Constitution took form when the notion of substantive equality - rooted in socialism, but inspired by Fabian liberal socialism - met with the positions of progressive Catholicism. Therefore, the Marxist-Catholic nature of the Constitution was not the product of a "compromise" between Catholics and Communists, but rather the intentional outcome of the combination of two positive worldviews, each of which considered itself to be fulfilled in the final document.


  • Constitution
  • Equality
  • Constitutional Compromise
  • Beveridge
  • Basso
  • Giannini


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