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King, Desmond S.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 13,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JV6483, 323.60973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Desmond S King
Making Americans : immigration, race, and the origins of the diverse democracy by Desmond S King( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the nineteenth century virtually anyone could get into the United States. But by the 1920s, U.S. immigration policy had become a finely filtered regime of selection. Desmond King looks at this dramatic shift, and the debates behind it, for what they reveal about the construction of an American identity." "Making Americans shows how the choices made about immigration policy in the 1920s played a fundamental role in shaping democracy and ideas about group rights in America."--Jacket
Separate and unequal : Black Americans and the US federal government by Desmond S King( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting the central influence of the US federal government on race relations well before the 1960s, this book uncovers, through archival research, how the federal government used its power to impose a segregated pattern of race relations among its employees and, through its programs, upon the whole of American society
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America by Desmond S King( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, Desmond King and Rogers Smith assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future. Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, King and Smith identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided. Presenting a powerful account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, Still a House Divided sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future
The state and the city by Ted Robert Gurr( Book )

20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actively seeking work? : the politics of unemployment and welfare policy in the United States and Great Britain by Desmond S King( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America by Randall Hansen( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. Based on new research the authors show why eugenic sterilization policies persisted after the 1940s in the United States and Canada. Through extensive archival research, they show how both superintendents at homes for the 'feebleminded' and pro-sterilization advocates repositioned themselves after 1945 to avoid the taint of Nazi eugenics. Drawing on interviews with victims of sterilization and primary documents, this book traces the post-1940s development of eugenic policy and shows that both eugenic arguments and committed eugenicists informed population, welfare, and birth control policy in postwar America. In providing revisionist histories of the choice movement, the anti-population growth movement, and the Great Society programs, this book contributes to public policy and political and intellectual history
The liberty of strangers : making the American nation by Desmond S King( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing how Americans have confronted and relinquished but mostly clung to group identities over the past century, Desmond King here debunks one of the guiding assumptions of American nationhood, namely that group distinction and identification would gradually dissolve over time, creating a "postethnic" nation. Over the course of the twentieth century, King shows, the divisions in American society arising from group loyalties have consistently proven themselves too strong to dissolve. For better or for worse, the often-disparaged politics of multiculturalism are here to stay, with profound implications for America's democracy. Americans have now entered a post-multiculturalist settlement in which the renewal of democracy continues to depend on groups battling it out in political trenches, yet the process is ruled by a newly invigorated and strengthened state." "Spanning the entire twentieth century and encompassing immigration policies, the nationalistic fallout from both world wars, the civil rights movement, and nation-building efforts in the postcolonial era, The Liberty of Strangers advances a major new interpretation of American nationalism and the future prospects for diverse democracies."--BOOK JACKET
In the name of liberalism : illiberal social policy in the USA and Britain by Desmond S King( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study considers examples of social policy in Britain and the US that conflict with liberal democratic ideals. It looks at the eugenic arguments in the 1920/30s, the use of work camps in the 1930s and work-for-welfare programmes since the 1980s
The polarized presidency of George W. Bush by George C Edwards( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing
The new right : politics, markets and citizenship by Desmond S King( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preferences, institutions, and rational choice by Keith M Dowding( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges to local government by Desmond S King( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsustainable American state( Book )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a cast of leading scholars working at the intersection of political science and American history, 'The Unsustainable American State' is a historically informed account of the American state's development from the 19th century onwards
Fed power : how finance wins by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fed Power reveals how America's central bank undermined democratic accountability and widened economic inequality. It traces the Fed's historic rise to unparalleled power and capacity on domestic policy and its unilateral decisions during the 2008-9 financial crisis to leverage half of the country's net worth to the benefit of finance"
Democratization in America : a comparative-historical analysis( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking local democracy by Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain)( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obama at the crossroads : politics, markets, and the battle for America's future by Desmond S King( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2010 election serves as a bookend to one of the remarkable political periods in recent U.S. history. Amidst a profound economic crisis, Americans elected an African American to the presidency and massive Democratic majorities to Congress. Beginning in 2009, the President and Congress put forward a sweeping agenda to both address the economic crisis and enact progressive policies that liberals had been advocating for decades. Within a year and a half, they would pass health care reform and financial reform alongside a stimulus package of nearly a trillion dollars. Democrats also rescued the auto industry via a partial government takeover and expanded the Bush administration's incipient program for saving the banking sector by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into it. Finally, the Obama administration dramatically increased our commitment in Afghanistan while simultaneously winding down our presence in Iraq. In Obama at the Crossroads, eminent political scientists Desmond King and Larry Jacobs have gathered some of the best scholars in American politics to take stock of this extraordinary period. Covering the financial crisis, health care reform, racial politics, foreign policy, the nature of Obama's leadership, and the relationship between the administration's agenda and broader progressive goals, this will serve as a comprehensive overview of the key issues facing the Obama administration as it entered office.--
Forging a discipline : a critical assessment of Oxford's development of the study of politics and international relations in comparative perspective by Christopher Hood( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broad-ranging analysis and critique of the distinctive contribution of the University of Oxford to the scholarly study of politics over the last 100 years
Reconfiguring European states in crisis by Desmond S King( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconfiguring European States in Crisis offers a ground-breaking analysis by some of Europe's leading political scientists, examining how the European national state and the European Union state have dealt with two sorts of changes in the last two decades. Firstly, the volume analyses the growth of performance measurement in government, the rise of new sorts of policy delivery agencies, the devolution of power to regions and cities, and the spread of neoliberal ideas in economic policy. The volume demonstrates how the rise of non-state controlled organizations and norms combine with Europeanization to reconfigure European states. Secondly, the volume focuses on how the current crises in fiscal policy, Brexit, security and terrorism, and migration through a borderless European Union have had dramatic effects on European states and will continue to do so
Fed power : how finance wins and democratic accountability is restored by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fed Power reveals how America's central bank undermined democratic accountability and widened economic inequality. It traces the Fed's historic rise to unparalleled power and capacity on domestic policy and its unilateral decisions during the 2008-9 financial crisis to leverage half of the country's net worth to the benefit of finance"--
 
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Making Americans : immigration, race, and the origins of the diverse democracy
Alternative Names
King, Desmond.

King, Desmond 1957-

Languages
English (261)

German (1)

Covers
Separate and unequal : Black Americans and the US federal governmentStill a house divided : race and politics in Obama's AmericaActively seeking work? : the politics of unemployment and welfare policy in the United States and Great BritainThe liberty of strangers : making the American nationIn the name of liberalism : illiberal social policy in the USA and BritainThe polarized presidency of George W. BushPreferences, institutions, and rational choiceChallenges to local government