Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

Critical realism is fortunate to have a book series with Routledge. Previously, we had a number of series, which we have now consolidated into one active book series which is accepting proposals. For any questions about the series please contact:

For details on the writing a proposal please consult this document – Writing a Proposal for the Routledge Critical Realism Series

Previous series:

Classical Texts in Critical Realism

This series is limited to the writings of Roy Bhaskar and Margaret Archer and includes

Roy Bhaskar, A Realist Theory of Science

Margaret Archer, Social Origins of Education Systems

Roy Bhaskar, Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom



Ontological Explorations

This is the line for all new books (including the previous series below) and includes titles such as:

Roy Bhaskar with Mervyn Hartwig, The Formation of Critical Realism: A Personal Perspective

Lena Gunnerson, The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist realist ontology of socio-sexuality

Ruth Groff, Ontology Revisted:Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy


Nick Hostettler, Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

Frederic Vandenberghe What’s Critical About Critical Realism?

Alan Norrie, Dialectic and Difference: Dialectical Critical Realism and the Grounds of Justice

Bob Carter, Caroline New, Making Realism Work

Pierpaolo Donati, Relational Sociology




New Studies in Critical Realism and Education

Brad Shipway, A Critical Realist Perspective of Education

Chris Sarra, Strong and Smart: Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples

Ronald Barnett, Imagining the University

David Scott, Education, Epistemology and Critical Realism


New Studies in Critical Realism and Spirituality

Mervyn Hartwig and Jamie Morgan, eds, Critical Realism and Spirituality

Andrew Wright,  Christianity and Critical Realism

Andrew Wright, Religious Education and Critical Realism





Critical Realism: Interventions

Mervyn Hartwig, ed., Dictionary of Critical Realism

Andrew Collier, Being and Worth

Kathryn Dean, Capitalism and Citizenship: The Impossible Partnership