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Kim McKee

  • Geography & Sustainable Development

E-mail: km410@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1334 461786/3928

Website: http://www.kimmckee.co.uk

Research Overview

My research interests are in housing, community and social-spatial justice, and cross-cut the fields of social policy and urban geography. Combining an interest in social theory with processes of policy and governance my qualitative research contributions revolve around three main themes:

*Housing inequalities and place-based stigma
*Social housing, especially localist and third-sector approaches
*Community governance, empowerment & asset-ownership

Theoretically, my work is underpinned by post-Foucauldian governmentality studies and I have contributed to scholarly debates around ‘ethnographies of government’. I am interested in how housing tenure has been constructed as a point of social distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ citizens, but also the ways in which the governable subject can challenge, resist and contest the identities being evoked for them within dominant policy narratives.

Research Outputs

Online focus groups and qualitative research in the social sciences: their merits and limitations in a study of housing and youth

Moore, T., McKee, K. & Pauline, M. 23 Apr 2015 In : People Place and Policy Online. 9, 1, p. 17-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Big Society, localism and housing policy: recasting state-citizen relations in an age of austerity (Special Issue Editor)

McKee, K. 2015 In : Housing, Theory and Society. 32, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The ownership of assets by place-based community organisations: political rationales, geographies of social impact and future research agendas

Moore, T. & McKee, K. Oct 2014 In : Social Policy and Society. 13, 4, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Class, citizenship and regeneration: Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games 2014

Paton, K., Mooney, G. & McKee, K. Sep 2012 In : Antipode. 44, 4, p. 1470-1489 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Foucauldian Analysis (Chapter 628)

McKee, K. 11 Jun 2012 International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home. Smith, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Elsevier, p. 216-220

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Social Housing and Homelessness Policies: reconciling social justice and social mix?

McKee, K. & Phillips, Danny 25 Apr 2012 Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland. Mooney, G. & Scott, G. (eds.). 2nd edition ed. Bristol: Policy Press, p. 227-242 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Creating sustainable communities through tenure-mix: the responsibilisation of marginal homeowners in Scotland

McIntyre, Z. & McKee, K. Apr 2012 In : Geojournal. 77, 2, p. 235-247 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empowering Local Communities? An International Review of Community Land Trusts

Moore, T. & McKee, K. Apr 2012 In : Housing Studies. 27, 2, p. 280-290 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young people, homeownership and future welfare

McKee, K. 2012 In : Housing Studies. 27, 6, p. 853-862

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Challenging the Norm? The 'EthoPolitics' of Low Cost Homeownership in Scotland

McKee, K. Dec 2011 In : Urban Studies. 48, 16, p. 3399-3413 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sceptical, disorderly and paradoxical subjects: problematizing the ‘will to empower’ in social housing governance

McKee, K. Mar 2011 In : Housing, Theory and Society. 28, 1, p. 1-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Future of Community Housing in Scotland: some thoughts and reflections

McKee, K. 21 Dec 2010 In : People Place and Policy Online. 4, 3, p. 103-110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Promoting Homeownership at the Margins: the experience of low-cost homeownership purchasers in regeneration areas

McKee, K. 1 Aug 2010 In : People Place and Policy Online. 4, 2, p. 38-49 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The end of the Right to Buy and the future of social housing in Scotland

McKee, K. 1 Jun 2010 In : Local Economy. 25, 4, p. 319-327 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Foucauldian governmentality: What does it offer critical social policy analysis?

McKee, K. Aug 2009 In : Critical Social Policy. 29, 3, p. 465-486 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empowering Glasgow’s tenants through community ownership?

McKee, K. Jun 2009 In : Local Economy. 24, 4, p. 299-309 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Regulating Scotland's social landlords: localised resistance to technologies of performance management

McKee, K. Mar 2009 In : Housing Studies. 24, 2, p. 155-171 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The ‘responsible’ tenant and the problem of apathy

McKee, K. Jan 2009 In : Social Policy and Society. 8, 1, p. 25-36 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning Lessons from Stock Transfer: the challenges in delivering Second Stage Transfer in Glasgow

McKee, K. 2009 In : People Place and Policy Online. 3, 1, p. 16-27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Governance and sustainability in Glasgow: connecting symbolic capital and housing consumption to regeneration

McIntyre, Z. & McKee, K. Dec 2008 In : Area. 40, 4, p. 481-490 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transforming Scotland’s public sector housing through community ownership: the reterritorialisation of housing governance?

McKee, K. Aug 2008 In : Space and Polity. 12, 2, p. 183-196 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community Ownership of Social Housing in Glasgow: building more sustainable and cohesive communities

McKee, K. 2008 In : People Place and Policy Online. 2, 2, p. 101-111 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The paradox of tenant empowerment: regulatory and liberatory possibilities

McKee, K. & Cooper, V. 2008 In : Housing, Theory and Society. 25, 2, p. 132-146 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community ownership in Glasgow: the devolution of ownership and control, or a centralizing process?

McKee, K. Sep 2007 In : European Journal of Housing Policy. 7, 3, p. 319-336 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recent Research Projects

The Big Society, localism and housing policy

McKee, K. & Maclennan, D.

1/11/1230/04/14

Project: Funded ProjectConference/Travel

Scotlands community based housing association movement the epitome of the big society?

McKee, K.

1/01/1231/03/12

Project: Funded ProjectConference/Travel

Mind the Housing Wealth Gap Intergenerational justice and family welfare

McKee, K., Maclennan, D., Van Ham, M. & Soaita, A. M.

1/02/1131/12/15

Project: Funded ProjectStandard proposal

Activities

Member of editorial board, journal of Housing Studies

Kim McKee (Member of editorial board), 1 Apr 2010 → …

Activity: Ongoing editorial work / peer reviewEditor of research journal

Chair, Housing Studies Association

Kim McKee (Recipient), Apr 2014 → …

Activity: AwardsElection to learned society

Study identifies key big society role for landlords

Kim McKee (Interviewee), 1 May 2012

Activity: Public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeNewspaper/magazine

Member of editorial board, journal of Social Policy and Society

Kim McKee (Member of editorial board), Jan 201031 Jan 2012

Activity: Ongoing editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

Invited participant to SURF Roundtable with Baroness Ford

Kim McKee (Participant), 1 Dec 2011

Activity: Public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeOther

Opening Keynote speaker at the Employer's in Voluntary Housing annual conference, St Andrews

Kim McKee (Speaker), 29 Oct 2010

Activity: External academic activityInvited talk