Theories of distributive justice
Liberal political thought, particularly John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin
Philosophy of childhood and education
Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).
Social Justice (co-edited with Andrew Williams) [Blackwell Readings in Philosophy] (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004).
The Ideal of Equality (co-edited with Andrew Williams) (London/New York: Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 2000); paperback (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). A PDF version of the opening chapter by the editors is available here: 'Some Questions for Egalitarians'.
How to Regulate Faith Schools (with Andrew Mason, Adam Swift & Ruth Wareham) (Wiley, 2018). The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain's IMPACT Series: Philosophical Perspectives on Education Policy, no. 25.
Faith Schooling, Policies and Principles (with Andrew Mason, Adam Swift & Ruth Wareham). A booklet summarising the findings of How to Regulate Faith Schools, designed to inform debates and study within secondary schools.
'Social Progress: A Compass', in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Volume 1, Socio-Economic Transformations: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 41-80. One of many authors on the International Panel on Social Progress.
'The Political Morality of School Composition: The Case of Religious Selection' (with Andrew Mason, Adam Swift & Ruth Wareham), British Journal of Political Science, 51 (2021), 827-844.
'The Poverty of Contractarian Moral Education' (with David Stevens), Journal of Moral Education, 48 (2019), 501-514.
'Further Thoughts on Talking to the Unreasonable: A Response to Wong' (with David Stevens), Res Publica, 25 (2019), 273-281.
'What is the Point of Religious Education?' (with David Stevens), Theory and Research in Education, 16 (2018), 65-81.
'Big Data and the Liberal Conception of Education' (with Daniel Halliday), Theory and Research in Education, 15 (2018), 290-305.
'Liberal Equality: Political not Erinaceous', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19 (2016), 416-433.
'Is the Free Market Acceptable to Everyone?' (with David Stevens), Res Publica, 21 (2015), 363-382.
'Dignified Morality' (with Zofia Stemplowska), Jurisprudence, 6 (2015), 309-326.
'When God Commands Disobedience: Political Liberalism and Unreasonable Religions' (with David Stevens), Res Publica, 20 (2014), 65-84.
'On Widening Participation in Higher Education Through Positive Discrimination', Journal of Philosophy of Education, 46 (2012), 414-431.
'The Case Against the Comprehensive Enrolment of Children', Journal of Political Philosophy, 20 (2012), 353-364.
'Equality, Justice and Legitimacy in Selection', Journal of Moral Philosophy, 9 (2012), 8-30. The pre-proof draft is available here.
'Reply to Morgan', Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28 (2009), 91-100.
'Should the Voting Age be Lowered to Sixteen? Normative and Empirical Considerations' (with Tak Wing Chan), Political Studies, 54 (2006), 533-558.
'School Choice and the Burdens of Justice' (with David Stevens), Theory and Research in Education, 2 (2004), 111-126.
'Liberal Equality and Ethics', Ethics, 113 (2002), 8-22.
'Rawls and Natural Aristocracy', Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 1 (2001), 239-259.
'The Resources of Liberal Equality', Imprints, 5 (2000), 63-84.
'Political Liberalism, Disagreement, and Sectarianism', Polis: Revista de Stiinte Politice, 6 (1999), 71-92.
'Egalitarian Justice and Interpersonal Comparison' (with Andrew Williams), European Journal of Political Research, 35 (1999), 445-464.
'White on Autonomy, Neutrality and Well-Being', Journal of Philosophy of Education, 27 (1993), 101-12.
'Neurointerventions, Morality, and Children' (with Andres Moles), in David Birks & Thomas Douglas (eds.), Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 235-251.
'Children and Political Neutrality', in Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder & Jurgen De Wispelaere (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children (London: Routledge, 2018), 328-338.
'Education', in Serena Olsaretti (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 438-459.
'Is Ethical Independence Enough?', in Cecile Laborde & Aurelia Bardon (eds.), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 132-146.
'Rawls and Dworkin on Hypothetical Reasoning', in Timothy Hinton (ed.), The Original Position (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 97-118.
'How Much Do We Owe to Children?', in Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan & Richard Vernon (eds.), Permissible Progeny? The Morality of Procreation and Parenting (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 246-264.
'Anti-Perfectionist Childrearing', in Alexander Bagattini and Colin Macleod (eds.), The Nature of Children's Well-Being (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015), 123-140. The pre-proof draft is available here.
'Equal Inheritance: An Anti-Perfectionist View', in John Cunliffe and Guido Erreygers (eds.), Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality (London: Routledge, 2012), 98-118.
'Justice and Distribution', in John Skorupski (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Ethics (London: Routledge, 2010), 692-703.
'A Puzzle about Ethics, Justice, and the Sacred', in Justine Burley (ed.), Dworkin and His Critics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), 99-110.
'Individual Autonomy and Genetic Choice', in Justine Burley and John Harris (eds.), A Companion to Genethics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002), 191-205.
'Some Questions for Egalitarians' (with Andrew Williams), in M. Clayton & A. Williams (eds.), The Ideal of Equality (London/New York: Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press, 2000), 1-19.'Distributive Justice and Subjective Health Assessment' (with Andrew Williams), in C. Jenkinson (ed.), Measuring Health and Medical Outcomes (London: UCL Press, 1994), 160-75.
'Contemporary Liberalism', in Mark Bevir (ed.) Encyclopedia of Political Theory (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010), vol. 2, 802-808.
'Parents and Children's Rights', in Barry McGaw, Penelope Peterson and Eva Baker (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition, (Oxford: Elsevier, 2010), vol. 6, 17-21.
'The Limits of Equal Opportunity', European Political Science, 6 (2007), 412-420. (A critical notice of Andrew Mason's, Levelling the Playing Field: The Idea of Equal Opportunity and Its Place in Egalitarian Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).)
'Liberalism', Encyclopedia of Globalization, eds. Roland Robertson & Jan Aart Scholte (New York: Routledge, 2007).
Work in progress
Independence for Children (under contract with OUP)
Philosophical Perspectives on Faith Schools, with Andrew Mason & Adam Swift
Normative Education, with David Stevens
Ronald Dworkin (under contract with Polity), with Andrew Williams
The Voting Age, with Wing Chan