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Martin Wight and the problem of difference

O'Hagan, Jacinta


In the ‘Disunity of Mankind’, Martin Wight addresses a recurrent dilemma in Western thought: how do we reconcile conceptions of human community with those of human diversity? The ways in which diversity is understood and the meanings attached to difference has significant implications for political orders and human interaction. The deployment of difference can generate both sites of contest, and the permissive conditions for particular forms of political action. Wight’s dilemma remains highly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Millennium: Journal of International Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0305829815588579


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