Dr Jonathan Seglow

Educational background

BA University of Oxford

MSc London School of Economics

PhD University of Manchester

Personal profile

Jonathan Seglow has taught political theory at Royal Holloway since 2000.  He has in the past few years written on three main areas: immigration; multiculturalism and the politics of recognition; and associative duties. 

He is co-editor of Res Publica: a Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, published by Springer.  Res Publica is published on behalf of the UK Association for Legal and Social Philosophy of which Jonathan was formerly Treasurer. 

He was Principal Investigator (2007- 2009) on an AHRC/ESRC funded project on Religion, Justice and Well-Being: the normative foundations of public policy in a multi-faith society under their Religion and Society programme

Jonathan has presented papers at conferences and symposia in the UK, continental Europe, North America and the Far East.

Research interests

Jonathan  has co-authored a book on altruism and published articles in the Journal of Value Inquiry, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Political Studies Review, European Journal of Political Theory, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, and Political Studies. He is finishing a book on associative duties (to family, friends, colleagues, compatriots and so on) .  This will be published as Defending Associative Duties by Routledge in 2013.  He has also published recently on the ethics of legal exemptions for religious groups.



  • PR2490: Contemporary Political Theory (course co-leader)
  • PR3560: The Politics of Toleration (course leader)
  • PR3570: Social Justice: from theory to practice (course leader)


  • PR5416: Political Concepts (course leader)
  • PR5916: Human Rights (course leader)
  • PR5920: Foundations of Contemporary Political Theory (course co-leader)

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