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Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Steven R. Smith


This 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.

Keywords: equality, diversity, liberal societies, political philosophy, social philosophy, disability, gender, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426079
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven R. Smith, author