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date: 22 February 2020

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This article examines the contemporary debate concerning the issues of equality and difference. It suggests that equality now appears, in both policy and theory debates, to require a respect for difference rather than a search for similarities. It argues that equality is increasingly theorized as an issue of maldistribution, oppression, and domination. It explains that while liberal egalitarianism focuses primarily on maldistribution, and a politics of recognition addresses cultural oppression, theories of democratic inclusion engage with the need to eradicate domination.

Keywords: equality, difference, maldistribution, cultural oppression, domination, democratic inclusion, liberal egalitarianism

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