Dr Jonathan Seglow

Educational background

BA University of Oxford

MSc London School of Economics

PhD University of Manchester

Personal profile

Jonathan Seglow is Reader in Political Theory at Royal Holloway where has taught since 2000.

He is currently working on ideas of self-respect, and on religious accommodation.

From 2006-12, Jonathan was co-editor of Res Publica: a Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, published by Springer.

He was Principal Investigator (2007-09) 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 research interests in several aspects of contemporary political theory, both philosophical and more applied.

He has published on a variety of topics in recent years, including special duties, immigration, global justice, the politics of recognition, citizenship and religious accommodation.

In 2013, Jonathan's book, Defending Associative Duties was published by Routledge.

He is currently working on ideas of self-respect, and on religious accommodation.

He has also co-authored a book on Altruism and has 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 among other journals, and edited collections



  • 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)

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