Received: 2015-11-20  |  Accepted: 2016-01-18

Title

Constitutionalism as the instrument of security and sustainability in European Union law


Abstract

The objective of the research is to define the development of constitutionalism and socio-cultural challenges related to the formation process of the European Union’s legal identity. To achieve this goal, the concept of constitutionalism and its changes during the period of the European Union’s development are examined. Tendencies of the European Union Member States’ constitutionalism process are analysed and socio-cultural tensions of the formation of the contemporary European Union’s legal identity, which arise between security and freedom, order and justice and government and society are identified. The article states that the sustainability of public democratic processes and the functioning of the European Union is possible only if the constitutional values are protected. The reseach also reveals that the further evolution of European constitutionalism and legal identity still needs to enhance the development of the rules which could influence the creation and activities of the independent, self-governing EU’s political community.


Keywords

constitutionalism, liberal democracy, European Union (EU), identity, security, freedom, order, justice, government, society


JEL classifications

F52 , K39 , Q01


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/100


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2016.5.3(6)

Authors

Bieliauskaitė, Jolanta
Mykolas Romeris University
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Šlapkauskas, Vytautas
Mykolas Romeris University
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Vainiutė, Milda
Mykolas Romeris University
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Beinoravičius, Darijus
Mykolas Romeris University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2016


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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