Desmond King - Selected Publications#


1. Still a House Divided. Race and Politics in Obama’s America. With Rogers M. Smith. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011; paperback 2013. Subject of an ‘authors meet critics’ roundtable at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, 2011. Choice Outstanding Academic Book 2012.

2. Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy. Harvard University Press 2000. Subject of a plenary roundtable at the American Political Science Association annual meeting 2000.

3. In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain. 1999. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, hardback & paperback. *Op-ed: “Could New Labour be eugenicists too?” The Independent (31 August 1999); *Op-ed: “A grave menace in the melting pot,” Financial Times (4 September 1999).

4. Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government. 1995. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995; paperback edition 1997. New edition with a Postscript, New York: OUP, 2007. Reprint: *Extract in M. Bulmer and J. Solomos, eds, Racism (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

5. Actively Seeking Work? The Politics of Unemployment and Welfare Policy in the United States and Britain. 1995. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, hardback & paperback. *Proxime accessit, PSA W J M MacKenzie Book Prize, 1995. *Featured in “Workfare no easy option,” Op-ed Financial Times 12 October 1995.


6. “The American state as an agent of race equity: the systemic limits of shock and awe in domestic policy,” in Fredrick Harris and Robert C Lieberman eds.Beyond Discrimination: Racial Inequality in a Post-Racial Era. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2013: 73-104.

7. with Patrick Le Gales , “Sociologie de l’Etat en recomposition” Revue Francaise de Sociologie, (2011)

8. “Racial Orders in American Political Development.” (with Rogers M Smith) American Political Science Review 99 (2005): 75-92. 2 reprints: in Race and American Political Development eds Joseph Lowndes, Julie Novkov & Dorian Warren (New York: Routledge, 2008) pp80-105; and in American Government: Classics and Contemporary Readings in American Political Development, eds Cal Jillson & David Robertson (New York: Routledge, 2010).

9. “Citizenship, Social Citizenship and the Defence of Welfare Provision,” (with Jeremy Waldron). British Journal of Political Science 18 (1988) 415-45 .
reprinted as:
“Cittadinanza, cittadinanza sociale e difesa dello Stato ssistenziale” Problemi di Admminstrazione pubblica 24 (1990). Welfare Law: The International Library of Essays in Law& Legal Theory edited by Peter Robson (Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishers, 1992). Liberalism Volume 2 edited by Richard Arneson (London and New York: Edward Elgar, 1992). Liberal Rights by Jeremy Waldron (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993). Rights and Duties volume 5: Welfare Rights and Duties of Charity edited by Carl Wellman (London and New York: Routledge, 2002). Citizenship edited by Richard Bellamy and Antonino Palumbo (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010).

10. “The State and the Social Structures of Welfare in Advanced Industrial Democracies,” Theory and Society 16 (1987) 841-868.

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