The 'Majestic Equality' of the Law: Why Constitutional Strategies Do Not Produce Equality

Posted: 29 Jul 2018

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Harry W. Arthurs

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

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Date Written: June 20, 2014

Abstract

In this paper, I address the contradiction between two developments: the expansion of constitutional rights in postwar capitalist democracies and the recent rise of inequality in those same countries. While discounting the ability of law to fundamentally transform societies and economies, I note that it has a modest contribution to make in creating conditions in which the status quo can be critiqued and challenged.

Keywords: Inequality, Constitutionalism

Suggested Citation

Arthurs, Harry W., The 'Majestic Equality' of the Law: Why Constitutional Strategies Do Not Produce Equality (June 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2504725

Harry W. Arthurs (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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