Public Sector Equality Duty reading list (PSED)

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Arthur, S., Mitchell, M., Graham, J. and Beninger, K. (2013) Views and experiences of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). Qualitative research to inform the review. London: Government Equalities Office.

Bukowski, G., Roberts, H., Fraser, A. and Johnson, F. (2011) The equality duties and schools. Research report no. 70. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Carr, H. (2013) ‘The Public Sector Equality Duty: a mainstay of justice in an age of austerity’, Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 36, 2: 208-10.

Clayton-Hathway, K. (2013) The Public Sector Equality Duty: analysis of supporting evidence. Oxford: Oxford Brookes Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University.

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (2018) Effectiveness of the PSED specific duties in Scotland. Glasgow: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Conley, H. and Wright, T. and Equality and Diversity Forum, EDF Research Network (2015) Making reflexive legislation work: stakeholder engagement and public procurement in the Public Sector Equality Duty. Discussion Paper.

Crowley, N. (2016) Making Europe more equal: a legal duty? Brussels: Equinet.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) The equality duties and schools: lessons for the future. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) The equality duties and schools: twelve case studies. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) The Public Sector Equality Duty: a way forward for the health sector. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Making fair financial decisions: an assessment of HM Treasury’s 2010 Spending Review conducted under Section 31 of the 2006 Equality Act. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Assessment of the publication of equality objectives by English public authorities. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Equality information and the equality duty: a guide for public authorities. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Fair financial decision-making: 2014 progress report. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) The essential guide to the Public Sector Equality Duty: an overview for listed public authorities in Wales. Cardiff: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) The essential guide to the Public Sector Equality Duty: England and non-devolved public authorities in Scotland and Wales. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Fair financial decisions in Further and Higher Education: guidance for decision-makers. 3rd edition, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Making fair financial decisions: guidance for decision-makers. 3rd edition, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Equality Outcomes and the Public Sector Equality Duty: A guide for public authorities in Scotland. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Essential guide to the Public Sector Equality Duty: a guide for public authorities in Scotland. Glasgow: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Monitoring public authorities performance against the Scottish specific equality duties 2016. Glasgow: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Rights Alliance (2015) A new Public Sector Equality & Human

Rights Duty. Setting Standards for the Irish Equality and Human Rights Infrastructures, Paper 3. Dublin: Equality and Rights Alliance.

Fredman, S. (2011) ‘The Public Sector Equality Duty’, Industrial Law Journal, 40, 4: 404-27.

Fredman, S. (2012) ‘Breaking the mould: equality as a proactive duty’, The American Journal of Comparative Law, 60, 1: 265-87.

Fredman, S. (2014) ‘Addressing disparate impact: Indirect discrimination and the public sector equality duty’, Industrial Law Journal, 43, 3: 349-63.

Government Equalities Office (2011) Equality Act 2010: Public Sector Equality Duty. What you need to know? Quick start guide for public sector organisations.

Government Equalities Office (2013) Review of the Public Sector Equality Duty: Report of the Independent Steering Group. London: GEO.

Henery, I. (2014) ‘The Public Sector Equality Duty: are employers "measuring up"’? Employment Law Bulletin, 126: 4-6.

Henty, P. (2011) ‘The Equality Act and the Public Sector Equality Duty: implications for public procurement’, Public Procurement Law Review, 3: NA108-114.

Hickman, T. (2013) ‘Too hot, too cold or just right? The development of the Public Sector Equality Duties in administrative law’, Public Law, April:  325-44.

Johnstone, S, Godwin, K. (2013) ‘Implementing the public sector equality duty’, Equal Opportunities Review, 236: 30-38.

Kotecha, M., Bury, J., Lakey, J. and Barnard, M. (2018) Reviewing the aims and effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Great Britain. Research Report no. 116. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Lovegrove, S. (2017) ‘A bridge too far: the role of the Public Sector Equality Duty in homelessness cases’, Journal of Housing Law, 20, 2: 30-38.

Manfredi, S., Vickers, L. and Clayton-Hathway, K. (2018) ‘The Public Sector Equality Duty: enforcing equality rights through second-generation regulation’, Industrial Law Journal, 47, 3: 365-98.

McColgan, A. (2014) ‘Litigating the Public Sector Equality Duty: the story so far’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 35, 3: 453-85.

McCrudden, C. (2012) ‘Procurement and the Public Sector Equality Duty: lessons for the implementation of the Equality Act 2010 from Northern Ireland?’ International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 11, 1/2: 85-98.

Mitchell, G. (2011) ‘In high regard: the Public Sector Equality Duty is becoming a potent factor to strengthen the position of protected groups’, Solicitors Journal, 155, 47:  14-16.

Mitchell, M., Beninger, K., Rahim. N. and Morrell, G. (2014) Review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Wales. Cardiff: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Moon, G. (2013) ‘A review of the Public Sector Equality Duty’, Equal Opportunities Review, May: 9-13.

O’Brien, N. (2013) ‘Positive about equality: the PSED under threat’, Political Quarterly, 84, 4: 486-96.

O’Cinneide, C. (2003) Taking equal opportunities seriously: the extension of positive duties to promote equality. London: The Equality and Diversity Forum.

Pearson, C., Watson, N., Stalker, K., Ferrie J., Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) ‘Mainstreaming the Disability Equality Duty and the impact on public authorities’ working practices’, Social Policy & Society, 10, 2: 239–50.

Pearson, C., Watson, N., Stalker, K., Ferrie J., Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) ‘Don’t get involved: an examination of how public sector organisations in England are involving disabled people in the Disability Equality Duty’, Disability & Society, 26: 3, 255-68.

Pyper, D. (2017) The Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Impact Assessments, Briefing paper number 06591, London: House of Commons Library. 

RADAR (2011) Lights, camera, action: promoting disability equality in the public sector. London: RADAR.

Rankin, S., Cowan, T., Morton, J. and Stoakes, P. (2010) Public bodies and the Public Sector Duties relating to transsexual and transgender people: report of findings and case studies. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Robison, M. (2013) ‘Public Sector Duty: the Scottish experience’, Tribunals, Spring: 10-13.

Russell, H.  (2010) The role of Local Strategic Partnerships and Local Area Agreements in promoting equalities. Research Report no. 63. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Sales, Justice (2011) ‘The Public Sector Equality Duty’, Judicial Review, 16, 1: 1-13.

Sarter, E. and McKay, A. (2016) Public Procurement & the Public Sector Equality Duty: Equality Sensitive Tendering in Scotland. WiSE Working Paper, no. 5, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sclater, E. (2009) Making practice happen: practitioners’ views on the most effective specific equality duties. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Sigafoos, J. (2016) ‘Using equality legislation as a sword’, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 16, 2/3: 66-82.

Stephenson, M-A. (2013)  ‘Misrepresentation and omission: an analysis of the review of the Public Sector Duty’, The Political Quarterly, 85, 1: 75-80. 

Stewart, L. (2011) ‘The expanded Public Sector Duty: age, religion and sexual orientation – a practitioner’s view’, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 11, 1/2: 59-64.

Sykes, W. and Groom, C. (2016) Awareness and understanding of EHRC guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty: a qualitative study. Research Report no. 100. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Vickers, L. (2011) ‘Promoting equality or fostering resentment? The Public Sector Equality Duty and religion and belief’, Legal Studies, 31, 1: 135-58.

Vickers, L. (2011) ‘The expanded Public Sector Duty: age, religion and sexual orientation’, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 11, 1/2: 43-58.

Widger, T., Prosser, S., Rogers, S. and Hutton, C (2011) The performance of the health sector in meeting the Public Sector Equality Duties. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2019