Legal realization as a component of law reality: philosophical and legal research

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The article examines the nature of legal realization in the context of law reality through the prism of philosophical and legal analysis. The purpose is the formation of scientifically based knowledge concerning the place and role of legal realization in law reality. The methodology is based on the complex use of post-classical methodology, which allows studying the law nature of legal realization and its significance for the development and functioning of law reality. The findings may be outlined as follows: Legal realization is considered in the article as a complex philosophical and legal category. Ontologically, legal realization may be defined as determining means of the legal impact of positive law on the consciousness and behavior of a person. Phenomenologically, it may be considered as an independent level of law reality, which is a system of actions of subjects of law aimed at implementing state prescriptions, objectified in the totality of individual legal acts. Axiologically, legal realization is the movement of law values from their mental awareness to embodiment in those possible models of legal interactions that are constructed by subjects and then, albeit partially, are reflected directly in legal relations. Conclusions: legal realization as a complex category includes a mental component (comprehension in legal consciousness of the content of legal norms of different levels and quality, practice of their realization in practice, choice of possible options for legal and (or) non-legal behavior due to rational and irrational factors, value preferences of subjects) and an activity component (legal actions that are consistent with the requirements of the norms positive law).

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Andrey V. Skorobogatov

Kazan Innovation University named after V.G. Timiryasova (IEML)

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9139-5367

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Theory of State and Law and Public Legal Disciplines

42 Moscow str., Kazan, 420111, Russian Federation

Alexandr V. Krasnov

Kazan branch of the Russian State University of Justice

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9934-4975

Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Chair of the Theory and History of the Right and the State

7a 2nd Azinskaya str., Kazan, 420088, Russian Federation


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