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Structure and content of the constitutional social market economy principle — guidelines for the legislator

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social market economy principle   Freedoms   Rights and Obligations of Persons and Citizens   The Polish Constitution   Constitutional Tribunal   Polish legislator


Tyt. tomu: Założenie racjonalnego prawodawcy w polskim porządku prawnym. Księga Jubileuszowa z okazji siedemdziesięciopięciolecia Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


The social market economy principle is a new principle in Polish constitutionalism, determining the economic system of the Republic of Poland. Its role is primarily to point out a set of values defining a limit for the legislature regarding its undoubtedly broad autonomy in the selection of detailed solutions to construct the economic state order. As a rule of constitutional interpretation, it also provides guidelines for the interpretation of further, specific provisions of the Basic Law. The specificity of the discussed principle lies in its multi-stage construction, consisting in establishing a general social market economy principle, then filling it out with the detailed contents by further constitutional principles, especially the principle of freedom of economic activities and the protection of property.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 0137-1134




pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3978. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji 2020, 120, cz. 1, s. 227-238

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