Liberalism and the Politics of Difference

Liberalism and the Politics of Difference

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This book offers an integrated overview of the themes and discourses of feminism and multiculturalism which inform the 'politics of difference'; an area of burgeoning interest in contemporary political theory. Andrea Baumeister introduces the challenge posed by the proponents of diversity to liberalist theorists such as Rawls, Raz and Kymlicka, and outlines their responses to this challenge. While other texts cover either feminism or multiculturalism within 'Identity Politics', no other book brings these strands of thought together, recognising their common themes.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 157.5 x 234.7 x 14.5mm | 388.17g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0748609091
  • 9780748609093

About Andrea Baumeister

Andrea Baumeister is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Stirlingshow more

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Andrea Baumeister offers an illuminating discussion of how contemporary liberals have attempted to respond to the demands of minorities which seek recognition and accommodation in democratic societies. ! The book will be of interest to students of philosophy and political science, who will be in debt to Baumeister for the clarity and dignity of her representation of the 'politics of difference' debate. Baumeister offers a detailed and thoughtful account of the challenge posed to liberal theory by the politics of difference, in both its feminist and multicultural forms. ! Baumeister offers an admirably lucid and detailed survey of contemporary debates within political theory about cultural pluralism. -- Judith Squires, University of Bristol This book will, I have no doubt, mark Andrea Baumeister out as one of the most impressive political theorists of her generation. -- Professor Noel O'Sullivan, University of Hull Baumeister offers an admirably lucid and detailed survey of contemporary debates within political theory about cultural pluralism. Andrea Baumeister offers an illuminating discussion of how contemporary liberals have attempted to respond to the demands of minorities which seek recognition and accommodation in democratic societies. ! The book will be of interest to students of philosophy and political science, who will be in debt to Baumeister for the clarity and dignity of her representation of the 'politics of difference' debate. Baumeister offers a detailed and thoughtful account of the challenge posed to liberal theory by the politics of difference, in both its feminist and multicultural forms. ! Baumeister offers an admirably lucid and detailed survey of contemporary debates within political theory about cultural pluralism. This book will, I have no doubt, mark Andrea Baumeister out as one of the most impressive political theorists of her generation. Baumeister offers an admirably lucid and detailed survey of contemporary debates within political theory about cultural pluralism.show more

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