Article title Civil Society and its Legal Consciousness аs а Basis оf Legal Power Formation
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 4/2014
Сторінки [91-98]
Annotation The impact of legal consciousness on the state authority actions and acts is analyzed in the article. According to the author’s opinion legal consciousness can appear as means of active, efficient and constructive regulations of authoritative and political relations. It has a direct impact on the character of the state authority actions and acts as well as it determines their legitimacy. In the article the author is one of the first to introduce a concept of civil legal consciousness in the legal lexicon and also includes the following meaning: civil legal consciousness is a type of legal consciousness that is a set of legal views and senses, and which directly corresponds to the activities of public authorities and their legal and fair assessment.
Keywords civil society, state authority legitimacy, civil legal consciousness, legal ideology, legal psychology, democratic legitimation.