"Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880" edited by Mark Bevir

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 28.1 (Spring 2014)

Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880

Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880, Mark Bevir, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 255 pp., $85 cloth.

Review by George Crowder

Talk of "pluralism" has become ubiquitous in political theory, but it is often vague. In this edited collection Mark Bevir aims to improve our understanding of this tricky area by clarifying different senses and theories of pluralism and tracking the development of these during the twentieth century. In particular, Bevir wants to acquaint readers with significant versions of pluralism that have been submerged by other ideas, yet may still provide useful resources for us now.

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