The Liberal Duty to Recognize Cultures

8:2 Review of Constitutional Studies, 129-168, 2003

40 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2012

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Alan Brudner

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

The author argues that the dissonance between a liberal constitutional order and the recognition of diverse cultural communities is surmountable. He argues that there is a way of legitimating the application of liberal constitutional norms to non-liberal cultures provided that one assumes that all self-reproducing cultures are equally good. One can then reconcile the liberal duty to recognize cultures with constraints on cultural practices that are non-threatening.

Keywords: ethical life, living ethos, reconciliation story

Suggested Citation

Brudner, Alan, The Liberal Duty to Recognize Cultures (2003). 8:2 Review of Constitutional Studies, 129-168, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2088090

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