The constitutions, in new democracies, especially in complex and asymmetric societies, sometimes, work from top-down, to keep some groups interests, with a lack of normative expectations. Therefore, when constitutions face problems of non-achievement in social reality, the charter could denote merely a non-normative conception, without any social identification. The lack of trust in the constitution, may lead to a structural reform from non-integrated groups that, otherwise, could drive to a backlash from the political structures, even through an authoritarian regime. Thus, the constitution, does not should come just from formal procedural decisions, but rather, should be the outcome of a rational discourse, compatible with a pluralist society. Consequently, the goal of this paper is to support that the constitution must be connected with the community, to increases permanently the legitimacy and respect of the charter, in a continuous process of recognition and pluralism.
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