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Liberalism, Diversity and Domination
Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference

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  • Publication planned for: June 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108493789

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  • This study addresses the complex and often fractious relationship between liberal political theory and difference by examining how distinctive liberalisms respond to human diversity. Drawing on published and unpublished writings, private correspondence and lecture notes, the study offers comprehensive reconstructions of Immanuel Kant's and John Stuart Mill's treatment of racial, cultural, gender-based and class-based difference to understand how two leading figures reacted to pluralism, and what contemporary readers might draw from them. The book mounts a qualified defence of Millian liberalism against Kantianism's predominance in contemporary liberal political philosophy, and resists liberalism's implicit association with imperialist domination by showing different divergent responses to diversity. Here are two distinctive liberal visions of moral and political life.

    • Examines liberalism's relationship with diversity and difference to demonstrate the liberal responses to different forms of human diversity
    • Challenges widespread interpretations of seminal liberal thinkers to offer cohesive and comprehensive reconstructions of Immanuel Kant's and John Stuart Mill's moral and political philosophies
    • Proposes a new way of understanding the contemporary uptake of historical texts
    • Explains the connections between race, liberalism and empire
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108493789
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Unbending crooked timber
    3. Difference, diversity and exclusion
    4. Democratic character and the affective grounds of politics
    5. Complicating barbarism and civilization
    6. Millian liberalism
    7. Epilogue.

  • Author

    Inder S. Marwah, McMaster University, Ontario
    Inder S. Marwah is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Ontario. He has published articles in political theory in leading peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on the intersection of race, empire, and political theory, both in the history of political thought and in the present.

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