LAICITY AND SYMBOLIC CONSTITUTIONALISM: DISCUSSIONS FROM THE SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF PARLIAMENTARIANS IN A MUNICIPALITY IN THE BRAZILIAN NORTHEAST
Keywords:Symbolic constitutionalism, Laicity, Social Representations
The present study aimed to discuss the effectiveness of laicity based on the social representations of parliamentarians on the legal construct of art.19, I, Federal Constitution. Regarding the methodological delineation, the empirical research enabled the data collection through a semi-structured questionnaire, being adopted as inclusion criterion, the condition of councillor. The entire universe was reached, totaling 23 individuals. It was also adopted the method of analysis of thematic content, being used as theoretical contribution for analysis and discussion phase the theories of symbolic constitutionalisation, strict laicity and social representations. It was concluded that the respondents represent laicity and social tolerance in a disengaged way, in that they admit the state as laic and social conviviality as intolerant, being this condition derived from the constitutional symbolic hypertrophy in the modalities confirmation of values and alibi legislation.
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