Michael S. Merry is professor of philosophy in the department of Child Development and Education. He also is affiliated with the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and the Departments of both Geography and Sociology in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
He received a broad education in the humanities in Chicago, Leuven and New York before earning his doctorate in philosophy and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Foci of his teaching and writing include: paternalism and the ethics of intervention; the epistemology of education research; school choice and school segregation; citizenship and civic education; religion and religious schools, and alternative education in its manifold forms.
(2019) Educational Justice (forthcoming)
(2013) Equality, Citizenship and Segregation: a defense of separation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
(2007) Culture, Identity and Islamic Schooling: a philosophical approach (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
(2016) Maussen, M., Vermeulen, F., Bader, V., & Merry, M. Religious Schools in Europe: institutional opportunitities and contemporary challenges (London: Routledge)
(2010) Merry, M. & Milligan, J. Citizenship, Identity and Education in Muslim Communities: essays on attachment and obligation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
(2019) Should The Homeless Be Forcibly Helped? Public Health Ethics 12 (1): 30-43 (with Bart van Leeuwen)
(2018) Can Schools Fairly Select Their Students? Theory and Research in Education 16 (3): 330-350 (with Richard Arum)
(2018) Can Patriotism be Critical? in The Handbook on Patriotism. Mitja Sardoc (ed). Springer: 1-16.
(2017) The Catholic School Advantage and Common School Effect Examined: a comparison of Muslim immigrants and native pupils in Flanders. School Effectiveness and School Improvement 28 (1): 123-135 (with Orhan Agirdag & Geert Driessen)
(2017) The Legal Situation of Home Education in Europe, in The Handbook of Home Education, M. Gaither (ed.) London: Wiley-Blackwell: 395-421 (with Henk Blok & Sjoerd Karsten)
(2016) Community, Virtue and the White British Poor. Dialogues in Human Geography 6 (1): 50-68 (with Richard Harris & David Manley)
(2016) Voting Rights for Older Children and Civic Education. Public Affairs Quarterly 30 (3): 197-213. (with Anders Schinkel)
(2015) The Conundrum of Religious Schools in Twenty-first Century Europe. Comparative Education 51 (1): 133-156.
(2014) Risk, Harm and Intervention: the case of child obesity. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (2): 191-200 (with Kristin Voigt)
(2013) Educational Challenges Raised by Refugee and Asylum Seeker Children, in Migrants and Refugees: equitable education for displaced populations. Vol. 6 in series International Advances in Education: global initiatives for equity and social justice. E. Brown & A. Krasteva (eds) Information Age: 29-50 (with David Ingleby & Sander Kramer).
(2012) Equality, Self-Respect and Voluntary Separation. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (15) 1, 79-100.
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