Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Charles Taylor

  • Constitutions and the Politics of Recognition: Some Australian Observations

    —Dylan Lino, PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School; Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School Constitutions are a major site of contestation in what Charles Taylor has influentially termed the ‘politics of recognition’. As marginalised groups struggle to have their identities properly respected within public institutions, attention frequently turns to the contents of constitutions and the ways in which they reflect the concerns of dominant groups and exclude those of subordinated groups.