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).
11 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011 Last revised: 6 Apr 2015
Date Written: May 11, 2011
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
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