The 'Majestic Equality' of the Law: Why Constitutional Strategies Do Not Produce Equality
Posted: 29 Jul 2018
Date Written: June 20, 2014
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
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