A Idéia de Igualdade e as Ações Afirmativas (The Idea of Equality and the Affirmative Actions)
Lua Nova 2004, No. 63, pp. 103-141, 2004
39 Pages Posted: 14 May 2011
Date Written: May 12, 2004
The article starts out from a concise reconstruction of the republican and the democratic ideals in the context of the modern expansion of emancipatory ideals and programs so as to produce an understanding of the principle of equality in light of them. It then seeks to develop the rudiments of a constitutional theory of equality consistent with the emancipatory ideals from which it derives its most robust meaning. In its last part, the article examines the question of "affirmative action" in the access to higher education within the scope of the proposed basis for a theory of equality.
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Keywords: Constitutional Equality, Equality, Affirmative Action, Brazil
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