•  90
    What is important in theorizing tolerance today?
    with Wendy Brown, Jan Dobbernack, Glen Newey, Andrew F. March, Lars Tønder, and Rainer Forst
    Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2): 159-196. 2015.
  •  51
    J.l. Mackie's moral scepticism
    Journal of Value Inquiry 18 (3): 237-246. 1984.
  •  49
    The later Collingwood's alleged historicism and relativism
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (1): 101-125. 1989.
  •  44
    Multiculturalism, securalism and the state
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (3): 79-97. 1998.
    No abstract
  •  41
    Kymlicka on British Muslims
    Analyse & Kritik 15 (1): 87-91. 1993.
    Will Kymlicka has recently (in Analyse & Kritik 14, 33-56) argued that western liberals are mistaken in assuming that religious pluralism presupposes a commitment to individual rights. He instances the millet system of the Ottoman Empire as a successful form of toleration based on group rather than individual rights. In the course of his argument he makes some remarks about British Muslims and arranged marriages, sexual segregation in education and the Rushdie Affair which are false or highly mi…Read more
  •  40
    In this article, we articulate and defend a contextual approach to political theory. According to what we shall call ‘iterative contextualism’, context has two important roles to play in determining what is required by justice. First, it is through the exploration and evaluation of multiple contexts that general principles are devised, revised and refined. Second, significant weight should be given to the norms to be found in specific contexts because the people affected by those norms strongly …Read more
  •  40
    Introduction: Odd Ways of Being Secular
    Social Research: An International Quarterly 76 (4): 1169-1172. 2009.
  •  36
    ‘Race’ in Britain and the Politics of Difference
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 40 177-190. 1996.
    It was only a few years ago that the central topic of academic political philosophy, at least in the English-speaking world, was distributive justice. The focus was very much on economic or material goods; the question being whether people were entitled to have what they had, or did justice require that someone else should have some of it. That the arguments about justice led to investigating the conceptions of self, rationality and community that underpinned them meant that the debate was far f…Read more
  •  34
    British Muslim Perspectives on Multiculturalism
    with Fauzia Ahmad
    Theory, Culture and Society 24 (2): 187-213. 2007.
    We explore aspects of what it means to be a ‘moderate’ Muslim in Britain. Based on interviews with 21 Muslim intellectuals or those active in public or community debates, we examine what these Muslims think about multiculturalism. While there is a variety of views, the respondents are promulticulturalism as long as it includes faith as a dimension of ‘difference’, something they believe has only belatedly, tentatively and slowly happened in Britain. Most of the other aspects of the multicultural…Read more
  •  31
    Ethnocentric political theory, secularism and multiculturalism
    with Rainer Bauböck, Joseph H. Carens, Sune Lægaard, Gurpreet Mahajan, and Bhikhu Parekh
    Contemporary Political Theory 20 (2): 447-479. 2021.
  •  27
    Differences in Moral Reasoning
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29 157-185. 1982.
  •  22
    Analyse & Kritik 15 87-91. 1993.
  •  20
    Difference, Cultural Racism and Anti-Racism
    In Bernard Boxill (ed.), Race and Racism, Oxford University Press. 2000.
  •  19
    Practical politics and philosophical inquiry: A note
    with Dale Hall
    Philosophical Quarterly 29 (117): 340-344. 1979.
  •  18
    Differences in Moral Reasoning
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29 157-185. 1982.
  •  17
    The multidimensional recognition of religion
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. forthcoming.
    In this article, we present a case for the recognition of multiple religions, arguing that states have a non-absolute duty to recognise religions which it is likely they should discharge along different dimensions and to different degrees. More concretely, we focus on several Western European states (or regions thereof), arguing that they would be more legitimate if they were to recognise an extensive range of faiths and ethno-religious groups. In order to make this argument, we deploy a method …Read more
  •  9
    Philosophy, history and civilization: interdisciplinary perspectives on R.G. Collingwood (edited book)
    with David Boucher, James Connelly, and R. G. Collingwood Society
    University of Wales Press. 1995.
    This volume brings together academics from a variety of disciplines to discuss Collingwood's contributions to philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, political philosophy and archaeological theory. It begins with a general survey of his contribution to history, politics and philosophy.
  •  9
    State-Religion Connections and Multicultural Citizenship
    In Jacob Levy, Jocelyn Maclure & Daniel Weinstock (eds.), Interpreting Modernity: Essays on the Work of Charles Taylor, Mcgill-queen's University Press. pp. 65-81. 2020.
  •  6
    Differences in Moral Reasoning
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29 157-185. 1982.
  •  6
    with Boucher David and Connelly James
    Thesis Eleven 43 (1). 1995.
  •  4
    Race and Higher Education
    with Tony Acland
    British Journal of Educational Studies 47 (1): 76-77. 1999.
  •  1
    Kymlicka on British Muslims: A Rejoinder
    Analyse & Kritik 15 (1): 97-99. 1993.
    I accept Kymlicka’s admission that his remarks on arranged marriages and sex-segregated education were misleading, and continue to contest his description of British Muslim perspectives on the Rushdie Affair. By not recognising that Muslims are adapting to western legal systems and political culture he contributes to a polarisation and fails to see that liberals do have something to be optimistic about.
  • Philosophy, History and Civilization. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on R.G. Collingwood
    with David Boucher and James Connelly
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (4): 771-773. 1996.
  • Introduction
    with David Boucher and James Connelly
    In Boison Camilla & Boucher David (eds.), , . 2009.
  • Oakeshott's Conceptions of Philosophy
    History of Political Thought 1 (2): 315. 1980.