"The Racialized Pandemic: Wave One Covid 19 and the reproduction of Global North inequalities," Gerda Hooijer and Desmond King, Perspectives on Politics June 2022, 20: 507-527.
"Truth and Reparation for Mass Incarceration in the United States," Jennifer Page and Desmond King. Du Bois Review Firstview 2022 19: 209-232.
"Illiberalism," Jasper Kauth and Desmond King. Archives Europeenes de Sociologie/European Jrn of Sociology 2020 61: 365-405.
"Redistribution and the Politics of Spatial Inequality in America," Margaret Weir and Desmond King, in Who Gets What: The New Politics of Insecurity. CUP 2021.
Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and the Unitary Executive. With Stephen Skowronek & John Dearborn. OUP, 2021/Revised edition 2022.
“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, 2021.
European States in Crisis. Coedited. Desmond King & Patrick Le Gales. OUP, 2017.
“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.]
“White Protectionism in America.” Rogers M Smith and Desmond King. Perspectives on Politics. Vol 18 (2020), no 2.
“Racial parity in the public sector: The Overlooked Role of Employee Mobilization.” Isabel M. Perera and Desmond King. Politics and Society. 48 (2020).
“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.
Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government. New York: OUP, 2007.
The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation. New York: OUP 2005.
Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy. Cambrudge MA: Harvard UP.
In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain. OUP, 1999.
Actively Seeking Work: The Poltics of Workfare in the U.S. and Britain. University of Chicago Press, 1995.