Spencer, S. (2011) The Migration Debate, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Spencer, S. and Fredman, S. (2003) Age Equality Comes of Age. IPPR

Spencer, S. and Sparks, C. (2002) Them and Us? The public, offenders and the criminal justice system. IPPR

Spencer, S. and Stern, B. (2001) Reluctant Witness. IPPR

Glover, S., Gott, C., Loizillon, A., Portes, J., Price, R., Spencer, S., Srinivasan V. and Willis, C. (2001) Migration, an economic and social analysis. Home Office

Spencer, S. (2000) ‘Building a pluralistic human rights culture’ in The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (The ‘Parekh Report’). Profile Books

Bynoe, I., Spencer, S. and Cooper, J. (1999) Mainstreaming Human Rights in Whitehall and Westminster. IPPR

Spencer, S. and Bynoe, I. (1998) A Human Rights Commission, the options for Britain and Northern Ireland. IPPR

Spencer, S. (1995) Migrants, Refugees and the Boundaries of Citizenship. IPPR

Spencer, S. (1993) The Constitution of the United Kingdom

Spencer, S. et al. (1990) A British Bill of Rights. IPPR

Spencer, S. (1985) Police Authorities during the Miners’ Strike. Cobden Trust

Spencer, S. (1985) Called to Account, the case for police accountability in England and Wales. NCCL

Scorer, C. and Spencer, S. (1985) The New Prevention of Terrorism Act, the case for repeal. NCCL

Edited Volumes

Spencer, S. (ed.) (2010) 'Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies', Journal of Population Ageing Special Issue, 3(102)

Spencer, S. (ed.) (2003) 'The Politics of Migration: Managing Opportunity, Conflict and Change', The Political Quarterly Special issue, Blackwell

Fredman, S. and Spencer, S. (eds) (2003) Age as an Equality Issue: legal and policy perspectives, Hart.

Spencer, S. (ed.) (1994) Immigration as an Economic Asset, the German Experience. Trentham Press.

Spencer, S. (1994) Strangers and Citizens, a positive approach to Migrants and Refugees. Rivers Oram Press.

Reiner, R. and Spencer, S. (eds) (1993) Accountable Policing: Effectiveness, Empowerment and Equity,  IPPR.

Journal Articles

Spencer, S. and Harvey, C. (2013) 'Context, institution or accountability? Exploring the factors that shape the performance of national human rights and equality bodies', The Policy Press, ISSN 0305-5736, DOI: 10.1332/030557312X655567

Spencer, S. and Pobjoy, J. (2012) 'Equality for All? The Relationship Between Immigration Status and the Allocation of Rights in the United Kingdom', European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 2.

Spencer, S. and Harvey, C. 2012. Advancing human rights and equality: assessing the role of commissions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Fordham International Law Journal 35 (6) Special issue

Spencer, S. (2008) 'Citizenship, the UK experience', Canadian Diversité, 6(4).

Spencer, S. (2008) 'Equality and Human Rights Commission: A decade in the making', The Political Quarterly, 79(1).

Fredman, S. and Spencer, S. (2006) ‘Beyond Discrimination: enforceable duties on public bodies to promote equality outcomes’, European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 6.

Fredman, S. and Spencer, S. (2006) 'Equality: towards an outcome-focused equality duty' Equal Opportunities Review, 156.

Spencer S. (2005) 'Gypsies and Travellers: Britain's forgotten minority', European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 4.

Spencer, S. (2002) 'Migration policy dilemmas: The case for more openness', New Economy,  9(4).

Spencer, S. (2001) 'A Human Rights Commission for Wales?', Wales Law Journal, 1(2).

Spencer, S (2000) 'Making race equality count' New Economy.

Spencer, S. (1999) 'Devolving human rights', New Economy, 6(3).

Spencer, S. (1999) 'Human Rights Commission for the UK', International Journal of Human Rights, 3(2).

Spencer, S. et al. (1999) 'The Crick report on education for citizenship', Political Quarterly.

Spencer, S. et al. (1997) 'A Human Rights Commission for the UK', European Human Rights Law Review 2.

Spencer S. (1996) 'Derechos humanos y emigracion forzoza: el papel de la Union Europea', Meridiano Ceri, 11.

Spencer, S. (1979) 'Immigration control, black workers and the economy', British Journal of Law and Society, 6(1).

Freeman, M. D. A. and Spencer, S. (1979) ‘The State, the Law and Race Relations in Britain Today’, Current Legal Problems, 32(1): 117-42


Spencer, S. (2015) “Equality for whom?” in Vertovec, S. (Ed) Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies, Routledge pp 216-222

Spencer, S. (2010) 'Economic gain, political cost', in Finch, T. and Goodhart, D. (eds), Immigration under Labour, Prospect and IPPR, London.

Spencer, S. (2007) 'Immigration' in Seldon, A, Blair’s Britain 1997-2007, Cambridge University Press.

Spencer, S. (2006) 'The Challenge of Integration in Europe', in Papademetriou D. (ed.), Europe and its immigrants in the 21st Century: a new deal or a continuing dialogue of the deaf? MPI Washington/Luso American Foundation.

Spencer, S. (2004) 'Partner rediscovered: Human rights and equality in the UK' in Harvey, S. (ed.) Human Rights in the Community, Hart.

Spencer, S. (2004) 'Migration policies in Europe: the challenge for social democracy', in Cuperus, R. et al. (eds) The Challenge of Diversity, Studien Verlag.

Spencer, S.  (2000) 'The implications of the Human Rights Act for Citizenship Education' in Osler, A. (ed.) Citizenship and Democracy in Schools: diversity, identity, equality, Trentham.

Spencer, S. 'A Human Rights Commission' in Blackburn, R. and Plant, R. (eds), Constitutional Reform, The Labour Government’s Constitutional Reform Agenda, Longman.

Spencer, S. (1998) ‘The impact of immigration policy on race relations’ in Blackstone, T., Parekh, B. and Sanders, P. (eds) Race Relations in Britain, Routledge.

Spencer, S.  (1997) 'Preface', in O’Leary, S. and Tiilikainen, T. (eds), Citizenship and Nationality Status in the New Europe, Sweet and Maxwell.

Spencer, S. (1993) 'Police governance' in Ellis, C., Barnett, A. and Hirst, P. (eds) Debating the Constitution, Polity Press.

Spencer, S. (1990) 'Aids: some civil liberty implications' in Byrne, P. (ed.) Ethics and Law in Health Care and Research, Wiley.

Spencer, S. (1988) 'The right to privacy' in Sieghart, P. (ed.) Human Rights in the United Kingdom, Pinter.

Reports and literature reviews

Spencer S. and Delvino, N. (2014) 'Irregular Migrants in Italy: Law and Policy on Entitlements to Services'.

Harvey, C. and Spencer, S. (2011) 'Equality and Human Rights Commissions in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities Compared'.

Cangiano, A., Shutes, I., Spencer, S. and Leeson, G. (2009) 'Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies', COMPAS, Oxford.

Equality and Diversity in Jobs and Services: City policies for migrants in Europe, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2008 Further information

Migrants’ Lives beyond the work place: the experiences of East and Central Europeans in the UK, co-author, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2007 Click here for the full report

Social integration of migrants in Europe, a literature review, co-authored, OECD, 2007. Click here for more details.

The Contribution of the Voluntary Sector to Migrant Integration in Europe, Report for the Barrow Cadbury Trust and King Baudouin Foundation, co-authored, 2006 Click here for the full report

Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration, edited, commissioned by the Home Office, 2006 Click here for more information.

Common Ground: equality, good race relations and sites for Gypsies and Irish Travellers, Report of a CRE Inquiry in England and Wales, co-authored, Commission for Racial Equality, 2006. Click here to view the report.

Migration and Integration: the impact of NGOs on future policy development in Ireland, Atlantic Philanthropies/Compas, 2006 Click here for more information and the full report

Fair Enough? Central and East European migrants in low-wage employment in the UK, co-authored, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2006 Click here for more information

Introductory programmes and initiatives for new migrants in Europe, co-authored, report to EU Ministerial Conference, Groningen, November 2004 Click here for more information

Memorandum to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, published in The case for a Human Rights Commission’ Sixth Report of JCHR Session 2002-3, Vol 11, HL paper 67-11, HC 489-11. Click here to visit the JCHR's website and download the report.

Social Integration of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities, co-author, OECD/ European Commission, 2003.

Keynote address in "Bridging the Information Gaps: A Conference of Research on Asylum and Immigration in the UK", Home Office, 2001

Time for a Ministry of Justice? The future of the Home Office and the Lord Chancellor’s Department, IPPR 2001

A Scottish Human Rights Commission, co-author, IPPR, 1999

Series editor, four IPPR reports on young people’s involvement in decision making 1995 -6

Charter of Rights, Labour Party, 1990

Online articles

24 February 2014, Why do institutions fail?, Policy and Politics Journal blog 

6 April 2011, Integration in the UK: why the silence?, Open Democracy