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Aksjologia Europejskiej Partii Ludowej
The axiology of the European Peo

Author(s): Piotr Burgonski
Subject(s): Politics, Political Philosophy, Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Sociology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: wartości; wartości polityczne; aksjologia; Europejska Partia Ludowa

Summary/Abstract: The European People’s Party is called the “party of values” due to the fact that it refers to Christian democratic axiology in its programmes and actions. An analysis of programming documents of the EPP from the 1992–2014 period has shown that the EPP presents its values in various ways. The adopted values are given a festive character, they are being used to rationalise political actions and treated as functional elements of the political system. In the programming documents of the EPP, in passages which refer to values, one may find the traces of the power struggle in which the EPP participated during the analysed period. In addition to the above, a re-view of the said documents reveals that the EPP has been experiencing a tendency to redefine the identity of this political group. This happened as a result of weakening or even negating the hitherto prevailing metaphysics, in which the values which constituted the foundation of the identity of the EPP were anchored.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 343-354
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish