From Redistribution to Recognition

“De la Redistribución al Reconocimiento” [From Redistribution to Recognition] (with Martín Hevia) in El Derecho a la Igualdad: Aportes para un Constitucionalismo Igualitario (Vol. II) (Roberto Gargarella & Marcelo Alegre eds.) (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2012).

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2013

11 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011 Last revised: 6 Apr 2015

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Joel I. Colón-Ríos

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Martin Hevia

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Date Written: May 11, 2011

Abstract

This paper examines the 'second wave' of egalitarianism, which moved away from the traditional focus on economic injustices and redistribution claims, to an emphasis in cultural injustices and the politics of recognition. The first part of the paper introduces the 'first wave' of egalitarian thought, through a brief examination of the work of John Rawls and of the scholarship on luck egalitarianism. The second part, resting on the work of Charles Taylor, explores the historical roots of the politics of recognition. The third part focuses in the debate between Iris Marion Young and Nancy Fraser, which exemplifies the promises and limits of the second wave of egalitarian thought.

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Keywords: egalitarianism, politics of difference, politics of recognition

Suggested Citation

Colón-Ríos, Joel I. and Hevia, Martin, From Redistribution to Recognition (May 11, 2011). “De la Redistribución al Reconocimiento” [From Redistribution to Recognition] (with Martín Hevia) in El Derecho a la Igualdad: Aportes para un Constitucionalismo Igualitario (Vol. II) (Roberto Gargarella & Marcelo Alegre eds.) (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2012).; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1839003

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