Abstract: The constitutional approaches of the East and Western European countries to a formulation of social characteristics of the state are presented in study. On the basis of the analysis of texts of constitutions of the European countries the conclusion is drawn that the vast majority of them can be referred to category as "such ideas sympathizing the ideas of the social state" and constitutionally reacted to the importance in development of society and the state. The constitutional differences of the states in degree and their volume of "a social inclusiveness" are shown that reflects the right of each country independently to define contents of own constitution.
Marina V. Markhgeym, Alevtina E. Novikova, Oleg N. Polukhin and Evgeniy E. Tonkov, 2016. Social State: Constitutional Image of the European Countries. The Social Sciences, 11: 6028-6032.