Recent publications include:
Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and the Unitary Executive. With Stephen Skowronek & John Dearborn. OUP, 2021.
“Building a Conservative State: Partisan Polarization and the Redeployment of Administrative Power.” With N Jacobs and Sidney Milkis. Perspectives on Politics. (2019) June 17: 453-466.
“Spaces of Exception.” Gary Gerstle and Desmond King. In Joel Isaac and Gary Gerstle eds. States of Exception in American History. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2020.
Fed Power: How Finance Wins. With L R Jacobs. OUP, 2016, 250pp. Paperback 11/2017.
“The Fed’s Political Economy.” Lawrence R. Jacobs and Desmond King. PS: Political Science and Politics, (2018) 51: 727-54.
European States in Crisis. Coedited. Desmond King & Patrick Le Gales. OUP, 2017.
“The three constituencies of the state: Why the state lost unifying energy.” Desmond King and Patrick Le Gales. British Journal of Sociology. (2017) Vol 68: S11-S33.
“Forceful federalism against racial inequality.” Government and Opposition, 52 (April 2017): 356-282. [See Washington Post Monkey Cage op-ed, “Worried about the decline in democracy?” 11 April 2017.]
“’The Latter Day General Grant’: Forceful Federal Power and Civil Rights.” With Robert C Lieberman. Journal of Race, Ethnicity & Politics. Vol 5 2020.
“White Protectionism in America.” Rogers M Smith and Desmond King. Perspectives on Politics. Vol 18 (2020), no 2. [Discussed in Thomas B. Edsall, “Does anyone have a clue about how to fight back against Trump’s racism,” New York Times, February 26 2020, at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/opinion/trump-racism-democrats.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage.
“Racial parity in the public sector: The Overlooked Role of Employee Mobilization.” Isabel M. Perera and Desmond King. Politics and Society. 48 (2020). [Op ed, “Racial Pay Parity: how African Americans made government jobs good,”on the American Sociological Association’s Work in Progress, Public Site.]
“The reinvention of education vouchers as color-blind: a racial orders account.” Ursula Hackett and Desmond King. Studies in American Political Development. 33 (2019) October: 234-257.
“’Race was a motivating factor’: Republicans and the Rise of Re-segregated Schools in the American states.” Richard Johnson and Desmond King. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy 35:1 (2019), 75-95.
“Toward Transitional Justice: Black reparations and the end of Mass Incarceration,” Desmond King and Jennifer Page. Ethnic and Racial Studies. (2018) 41 No 4: 739-58. [Reprint: (a) Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice after Conflict editors J Hughes & Denisa Kostovicova, London: Routledge, 2019. And (b) included by Ethnic and Racial Studies in the Taylor & Francis/Routledge initiative to share scholarship in support of the fight against racism and inequality at https://taylorandfrancis.com/socialjustice/ ]
“’Without Regard to Race’: Critical Ideational Development in Modern American Racial Politics.” Desmond King and Rogers M Smith. Journal of Politics. vol 76 (2014): 958-971.
“The Civil Rights State: How the American State Develops Itself.” Desmond King & Robert C. Lieberman. In Kimberly Morgan & Ann Orloff eds. The Many Hands of the State: Political Authority and Social Control, CUP, 2017.