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Derecho, Utopismo y Valores en la constitución "Ciudadana" Brasileña
Revista Europea de Historia de las Ideas Politicas y de las Instituciones Publicas (2012)
  • Paulo Ferreira da Cunha, Universidade do Porto
Abstract
In an interdisciplinary exercise, this article seeks to capture some essential aspects of the Constitution of Brazil. It recalls some fundamental concepts in the semantic fields of utopia and values, in order to make the necessary reading guidelines of this analysis. We emphasize the constitution main goals, which we consider linked to the Principle of Hope, or utopianism. And in connection with it, we detect the importance of political and juridical values of this Constitution. It is explicitly evaluative, and creats a new balance between values that are often pointed out as antagonistic. In addition, the Brazilian Constitution is compared here with one of its recognized sources, the Portuguese Constitution of 1976, concluding that both fit into the modern constitutionalism, the Western concept of constitution, and political liberal and social paradigms.
Keywords
  • Portuguese Constitution,
  • Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil,
  • "citizen" constitution,
  • Juridical and Political Values,
  • Utopia,
  • "Hope Principle".
Publication Date
February, 2012
Citation Information
Paulo Ferreira da Cunha. "Derecho, Utopismo y Valores en la constitución "Ciudadana" Brasileña" Revista Europea de Historia de las Ideas Politicas y de las Instituciones Publicas Iss. n.º 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pfc/155/