International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 455-463

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Whose Reason or Reasons Speak Through the Constitution? Introduction to the Problematics

  • Karolina M. CernAffiliated withPoznań University Email author 
  • , Piotr W. JuchaczAffiliated withPoznań University
  • , Bartosz WojciechowskiAffiliated withŁódź University


In the following paper sources of a constitution are put in question in general, and more specifically, the constitutional culture of the European Union Law is being investigated in-depth with regard to principles of deliberative democracy and rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The change of a law application paradigm as well as the change of a legal systems’ nature are taken into account.


Change of law application paradigm Democratic legitimization Deliberative democracy Multicentric legal systems Constitution The Court of Justice of the European Union