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The prevention and combating of legal nihilism in the contemporary Society

Author: Munteanu Rita
Degree:doctor of law
Speciality: 12.00.01 - General Theory of Law, History of State and Law, History of Political and Law Doctrines
Scientific adviser: Dumitru Baltaga
doctor habilitat, professor, Free International University of Moldova
Institution: Free International University of Moldova


The thesis was presented on the 23 October, 2015
Approved by NCAA on the 22 December, 2015


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CZU 340.12(043.2)

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169 pages


Legal nihilism, legal consciousness, law, morality, realization of law, rule of law


The structure of the thesis: The paper contains the introduction, three chapters followed by conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 217 sources, 154 basic text pages. The results obtained are published in 10 scientific studies.

Field of study: This work represents a scientific, theoretical and practical, research, on preventing and combating legal nihilism in the framework of contemporary society.

Purpose and objectives: complex research of legal nihilism phenomenon by analyzing its content, particularities and consequences in order to formulate recommendations on improving the social, legal and cultural framework for preventing and combating this phenomenon at the current stage of development of contemporary society.

The scientific novelty and originality is determined by the goal and its objectives, derives from the approach of the problem, from the actual nature of the object of research, so on the background of complex approach has been studied through the development of legal nihilism through historical conditions, preconditions that determined the appearance of the phenomenon at issue, but also the causes of its spreading. The research consists of a detailed and comprehensive analysis within the theoretical and juridical framework of the legal nihilism, revealing its sources and causes and relating them to contemporary reality.

The important scientific problem solved: right tools for identification of legal nihilism, were developed in order to clarify the distinctive signs of legal nihilism impact on the legal regulations of the state.

Theoretical value: complex and multifaceted study of legal nihilism as the legal, psychological and social phenomenon and its impact on public order and the rule of law.

Practical value of the work: analyzed aspects of the phenomenon of legal nihilism, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this paper extend and enrich the already existing theoretical research on legal nihilism, and it could be used in the theoretical doctrine to performing follow more detailed scientific investigations.

Implementation of scientific results. The results of the research, the theoretical conclusions and the practical recommendations can be used in the improvement and enrichment of the national doctrine because the deficiencies that are occurring in the process of resolving legal issues and events conscientious legal nihilism law cannot be overcome without theoretical conceptualization of the general principles.