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Същност и система на конституционната аксиология
Nature and System of Constitutional Axiology

Author(s): Martin Belov
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Axiology; Constitutional Conflict; Constitutional Consensus; Constitutional Principles; Constitutional Values; Hierarchy; Public Morality; System
Summary/Abstract: This paper is devoted to the constitutional axiology defined as a theory for the constitutional principles and constitutional values, as a legal institutionalization of the social value consensus and as a practical application of such constitutionalized morality by the subjects of the constitutional law.The constitutional axiology is presented as an open and non-autonomous system. It is open to the meta-legal normative systems and thus is dependent on their normative concepts and paradigms. The network relations between the fundamental constitutional principles and values are paralleled by the hierarchical relations between them and the sector specific principles and values. Last but not least the relationship between the axiology of the national constitutional law and the axiology of the supranational constitutionalism is discussed.