• What is value pluralism? Is it important for democracy?
  • What are the challenges (if any) that value pluralism poses to democratic politics?

Key Reading:

Gray, J. (1998). ‘Where Liberals and Pluralists Part Company’, International Journal of Moral and Political Studies, 6(1): 17–36.

Crowder, G. (2002). Liberalism and Value Pluralism. Continuum.

Further Reading:

Bellamy, R. (1999). Liberalism and Pluralism. Routledge.

Berlin, I. (2002). Liberty. Oxford University Press.

Connolly, W. (1995). The Ethos of Pluralisation. University of Minnesota Press.

Dzur, A. W. (1998). ‘Value Pluralism versus Political Liberalism?’, Social Theory and Practice, 24(3): 375–92.

Galston, W. (2002). Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.

Kateb, G. (1992). The Inner Ocean: Individualism and Democratic Culture. Cornell University Press.

Lukes, S. (1995). ‘Pluralism is not Enough’, The Times Literary Supplement, 10 February, 4–5.

Miller, D. & Walzer, M. (eds) (1995). Pluralism, Justice and Equality. Clarendon Press.

Modood, T. (2001). ‘Their Liberalism and Our Multiculturalism?’, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 3(2).

Rawls, J. (1971). A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press.

Riley, J. (2002). ‘Defending Cultural Pluralism within Liberal Limits’, Political Theory, 30/1: 68–97.

Tully, J. (1995). Strange Multiplicity. Cambridge University Press.

Walzer, M. (1983). Spheres of Justice: A Defence of Pluralism and Equality. Basic Books.

Wenman, M. (2003). ‘What is Politics? The approach of Radical Pluralism’, Politics  23(1):57-65.