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.
"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