“By far the best introduction to contemporary philosophy currently available.”
Philosophical Books

“[The book] represents a significant milestone in the renaissance of political philosophy…one of the first high-level surveys of the key lines of development in this renaissance, integrating diverse schools of thought and their literature in an enormously helpful way…For a higher level undergraduate or graduate course on contemporary political philosophy it would be ideal. Moreover, it is a serious work in political philosophy deserving the attention and respect of the mature political-philosophical community.”
Philosophical Quarterly

“It should become a core text in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in contemporary political theory…Kymlicka has given us a book that is highly intelligent, clear, readable, and focused on crucial issues — and sometimes brilliant.”
Political Theory

Oxford University Press UK/90
Oxford University Press US/90
Campus Verlag Germany/95
Feltrinelli Italy/96
Ariel Spain/96
Znak Poland/97
Decouverte FRANCE/99
Nihon Keizai Hyoron Sha JAPAN/2000
Dnipro Ukraine/03
Livraria Martins Fontes Brazil/03
Shanghai Joint Publishing China/03
Linking Publishing Taiwan/03
Dorling Kindersley India 2009
Shanghai Translation China 2010
and others


Dr. Kymlicka discusses each of the major schools of contemporary political thought: utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, Marxism, communitarianism and feminism, with in-depth discussions of influential contemporary American and British philosophers.

Comprehensive and up-to-date in its inclusion of communitarian and feminist approaches to justice, it also discusses common elements and differences among various theories.

Will Kymlicka is the author of Liberalism, Community, and Culture (Clarendon Press/ OUP) published in 1989.