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Professor Desmond King FBA

Political Studies USA, Canada and/or Mexico
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About this Fellow

My two main current research areas are (1) explaining the persistence of racial inequality in the United States since the 1970s; and (2) examining the political economy of labour market inequalities as effected through such institutions as central banks and such policies as workfare.

Website: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/profile/desmond-king.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1988 - 1991
  • Professor of Politics and Fellow, St John's College University of Oxford, 1991 - 2002
  • Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford, 2002 - 1970
  • Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2002 - 1970
  • Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2002 - 1970

Publications

Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America 2011

1970

Fed Power: How Finance Wins 2016

1970

Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government 1995

1970

Actively Seeking Work? The Politics of Welfare and Unemployment in Britain and the USA 1995

1970

Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origin of the Diverse Democracy 2000

1970

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