Lo stato costituzionale: canone e progetto
dell’identità istituzionale europea
| JUS - 2019 - 1
The originality of modernity in Europe is the dialectic and osmosis between two distinct poles: the Churches and the States. This is the root of political-religious pluralism, of laïcité and of the secularization of nation-states. Political authority and religious authority can interface and dialogue in their common appeal to the dignity of work and of the person placed as the foundation of the law. The paper focuses on some principal characteristic, stratified between growth, refluxes and tragedy in order to reflect, briefly and simply, on the principles by which Europe intends to move forward: nation, person, state, well-being and well-living, freedom and personal responsibility for action, equality among citizens, the prevalence of logos over vis, the flourishing of the arts in the city of man...