El desarrollo de la Constitución social // The territorial development of the Social Constitution

Gerardo Ruiz Rico
2017 Revista de Derecho Político  
Resumen:La Constitución Española de 1978 reconoce un amplio catálogo dederechos sociales, pero no ha previsto instrumentos eficaces para su tutelajurídica. Los derechos sociales constitucionalizados se configuranante todo en forma de principios y mandatos dirigidos a los poderespúblicos, con escasas posibilidades de ser utilizados en el control deconstitucionalidad de las normas. La crisis económica y la constitucionalizacióndel principio de estabilidad presupuestaria han venidoa debilitar más
more » ... idoa debilitar más aún su potencialidad normativa. La implantación delEstado Autonómico ha tenido como resultado una elevada dosis dedescentralización en materia de derechos sociales. Se hace necesariauna reforma constitucional que permita reforzar la eficacia de los derechosdel Estado social.Summary:1. Deficits and normative potentialities of social rights in the Spanish Constitution of 1978. 2. An approximation to the faltering constitutionaljurisprudence on social rights and their relative normative capacity. 3. Budgetary stability and economic crisis: new canons of constitutionality of social rights in legislation and constitutional jurisprudence. 4. The territorial development of the Social Constitution. 5. Conclusions: the Social state in a future Constitutione ferenda.Abstract:The Spanish Constitution of 1978 recognizes a wide catalog of social rights, but has not provided effective instruments for its legal protection. Constitutionalised social rights are shaped above all in the form of principles and mandates directed to public authorities, with little possibility of being used in the control of the constitutionality of norms. The economic crisis and the constitutionalisation of the principle of budgetary stability have further weakened its normative potentiality. The implementation of the Autonomous State has resulted in a high dose of decentralization in terms of social rights. A constitutional reform is necessary to strengthen the effectiveness of the rights of the Welfare state.
doi:10.5944/rdp.100.2017.20718 fatcat:vc4r4tzuzrasvksonyzxpfz7mq