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Matthew Clayton

Professsor of Political Theory

Tel: 024 765 23305
Room: D1.08

During the Autumn Term my Advice and Feedback Hours will be:
Wednesdays: 11am—Noon
Fridays: 2pm—3pm
These will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Please book a 10-minute appointment here.


I studied PPE at New College, Oxford and then studied for a DPhil in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford. I joined PAIS in 2002. Before Warwick, I worked in the Department of Philosophy and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and in the Department of Government at Brunel University. The questions that preoccupy me in both teaching and research involve normative issues related to the content and distribution of political concern. I work on distributive justice, the foundations of liberal political thought, and also certain kinds of applied philosophy, such as the philosophy of education. My publications include Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing (Oxford University Press, 2006) and two co-edited books: The Ideal of Equality (Palgrave, 2002), and Social Justice (Blackwell, 2004).