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King, Desmond S.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 12,741 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 1,032 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 )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 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 )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 718 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 distri
The state and the city by Ted Robert Gurr( Book )

20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 566 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 534 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 503 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 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the 20th 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 new interpretation of American nationalism and the future prospects for diverse democracies
In the name of liberalism : illiberal social policy in the USA and Britain by Desmond S King( Book )

21 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 420 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 378 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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges to local government by Desmond S King( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 257 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
Democratization in America : a comparative-historical analysis( Book )

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

Fed power : how finance wins by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 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"
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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 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 )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 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
Mimicking war : how presidents coordinate the American state by Desmond S King( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als-Ob-Kriegsführung bedeutet, dass irgendeinem unerwünschten Phänomen wie Verbrechen, Armut, Drogen, illegale Immigration, Terrorismus politisch der Krieg erklärt wird. In immergleicher Weise wird diese Kriegserklärung von den Amtsinhabern des Weißen Hauses seit Anfang des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts strategisch eingesetzt. In diesem Arbeitspapier wird diese Strategie untersucht und der dreifachen Anziehungskraft nachgegangen, die ein derartiges kriegsähnliches Vorgehen für den Präsidenten hat. Erstens kann die politische Exekutive so das große Problem überwinden, dass sich der amerikanischen Regierung immer in den Weg stellt: die Gewaltenteilung. Einem Problem den Als-Ob-Krieg zu erklären bedeutet, es wird zum 'öffentlichen Feind Nummer eins' und jede Koordinierung des Regierungshandelns und Ausweitung staatlichen Tuns zielt auf seine Beseitigung. Zweitens bietet eine solche Kriegserklärung ein Mittel, um der Beamtenschaft und den politischen Hauptentscheidungsträgern eine einzigartige Priorität zu signalisieren; so lässt sich eine Neuverteilung der knappen allgemeinen Betriebsmittel hin zur neuen Priorität bewirken. Drittens ermöglicht es diese Strategie einem Präsidenten, überhaupt eine politische Rangordnung durchzusetzen und nationale Gestaltungsansprüche des Regierens in einer politischen Kultur auszuweiten, die einem Tätigwerden des Bundesstaates an sich von Anfang an feindlich gegenübersteht
Sectionalism and welfare policy in the United States : the failure of President Carter's initiatives by Desmond S King( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Making Americans : immigration, race, and the origins of the diverse democracy
Alternative Names
King, Desmond.

King, Desmond 1957-

Languages
English (249)

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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