Governing Diversities


Governing Diversities: Democracy, Diversity and Human Nature

Editor: Joanne Paul with Victoria Briggs, Georgios Giannakopoulos, Mads Langballe Jensen, Elliott Karstadt, Adam Mowl and Lorenzo Sabbadini.
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

The question of how to govern diverse populations has been at the core of political thought from ancient times to the present. The contributors to this volume address this fundamental issue by engaging with the history of ideas regarding democracy, diversity and human nature from the political thought of Xenophon in ancient Greece to practices of Zapatista governance in modern-day Mexico. Drawn from papers originally presented at the first two meetings of the London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought, this volume brings together the innovative contributions of graduate students in the history of political thought and political theory with commentary provided by the fields’ leading scholars to consider this essential question. The book can be purchased from the CSP websiteAmazon and a variety of online book retailers.