International Relations and the Problem of Difference has developed out of the sense that IR as a discipline does not assess the quality of cultural interactions that shape, and are shaped by, the changing structures and processes of the international system. In this work, the authors re-imagine IR as a uniquely placed site for the study of differences as organized explicitly around the exploration of the relation of wholes and parts and sameness and difference-and always the one in relation to the other.
David L. Blaney is Associate Professor of Political Science at Macalester College and Executive Committee Member of the ISA.
Naeem Inayatullah is Assistant Professor of Politics at Ithaca College.
"This is more than a good book-it is an astonishingly good book-beautifully written, persuasively argued an intellectual tour de force in the best sense. It is a treat and a voyage of discovery to read, a wonderful example of critical theory and very probably a modern classic." -- Yale H. Ferguson, Rutgers University