Equality and Diversity

Value Incommensurability and the Politics of Recognition

Steven R. Smith

Equality and Diversity
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Steven R. Smith

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847426079 Will Publish July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

This important book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, including liberal egalitarianism, existentialism, and elements of post-modernism and post-structuralism. These philosophies are applied to policy and practice debates, especially concerning disability issues, but also relating to gender and multiculturalism. It will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students across a range of social studies disciplines.

Bob Brecher, University of Brighton
“You don't need to agree that liberal egalitarianism can be rescued from ‘identity politics’ by reconciling elements of ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ philosophy to find Smith's argument fruitful and thought-provoking.”
Phillip Cole, University of Wales, Newport
“This book is essential reading for those of us engaged in thinking about how to achieve inclusive and political communities based on equal respect and solidarity, while at the same time acknowledging the plurality and incommensurability of the values that members of those communities hold as central to their vision of the good life.”
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