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.
Privileging the ‘Objective’: Understanding the State’s Role in Shaping Housing AspirationsCrawford, J. & McKee, K. 1 Mar 2017 In : Housing, Theory and Society.
Housing Policy in the UK: the importance of spatial nuanceMcKee, K., Muir, J. & Moore, T. Jan 2017 In : Housing Studies. 32, 1, p. 60-72
‘Generation Rent’ and the ability to ‘settle down’: economic and geographical variation in young people’s housing transitionsHoolachan, J. E., McKee, K., Moore, T. & Soaita, A. M. Jan 2017 In : Journal of Youth Studies. 20, 1, p. 63-78
Becoming a landlord: strategies of property-based welfare in the private rental sector in Great BritainSoaita, A. M., Searle, B. A., McKee, K. & Moore, T. 27 Sep 2016 In : Housing Studies. In press, 25 p.
Hysteresis: understanding the housing aspirations gapCrawford, J. & McKee, K. 11 Aug 2016 In : Sociology.
'Generation Rent' and the Fallacy of ChoiceMcKee, K., Moore, T., Soaita, A. M. & Crawford, J. 8 Aug 2016 In : International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Governance jenseits des Neoliberalismus in GroßbritannienBevir, M. & McKee, K. Aug 2016 Der Staat des Neoliberalismus . Biebricher , T. (ed.). Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, (Staatsverständnisse; vol. 92)
The Immigration Act and the ‘Right to Rent’: exploring governing tensions within and beyond the stateCrawford, J., Leahy, S. & McKee, K. 29 Jul 2016 In : People Place and Policy Online. 10, 2, p. 114-125 11 p.
Social housing and the "new localism": a strategy of governance for austere timesMcKee, K. 29 Apr 2016 Governmentality after Neoliberalism. Bevir, M. (ed.). Routledge, p. 111-134 24 p. (Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy)
Exploring the stigmatization of energy efficiency in the UK: an emerging research agendaReid, L. A., McKee, K. & Crawford, J. Nov 2015 In : Energy Research and Social Science. 10, p. 141-149 8 p.
Understanding the Housing Aspirations of People in ScotlandMcKee, K., Moore, T. & Crawford, J. 25 Sep 2015 Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 48 p. (Social Research)
Affordable housing need in ScotlandPowell, R., Dunning, R., Ferrari, E. & McKee, K. Jun 2015 Edinburgh: Shelter Scotland.
Online focus groups and qualitative research in the social sciences: their merits and limitations in a study of housing and youthMoore, T., McKee, K. & McLoughlin, P. J. 23 Apr 2015 In : People Place and Policy Online. 9, 1, p. 17-28
Community anchor housing associations: illuminating the contested nature of contemporary governing practices at the local scaleMcKee, K. 2015 In : Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 47
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.
The ownership of assets by place-based community organisations: political rationales, geographies of social impact and future research agendasMoore, T. & McKee, K. Oct 2014 In : Social Policy and Society. 13, 4, p. 1-13 13 p.
Class, citizenship and regeneration: Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games 2014Paton, K., Mooney, G. & McKee, K. Sep 2012 In : Antipode. 44, 4, p. 1470-1489 20 p.
Foucauldian Analysis (Chapter 628)McKee, K. 11 Jun 2012 International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home. Smith, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Elsevier, p. 216-220
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.
Creating sustainable communities through tenure-mix: the responsibilisation of marginal homeowners in ScotlandMcIntyre, Z. & McKee, K. Apr 2012 In : GeoJournal. 77, 2, p. 235-247 13 p.
Empowering Local Communities? An International Review of Community Land TrustsMoore, T. & McKee, K. Apr 2012 In : Housing Studies. 27, 2, p. 280-290 10 p.
Young people, homeownership and future welfareMcKee, K. 2012 In : Housing Studies. 27, 6, p. 853-862
Challenging the Norm? The 'EthoPolitics' of Low Cost Homeownership in ScotlandMcKee, K. Dec 2011 In : Urban Studies. 48, 16, p. 3399-3413 15 p.
Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations' Response to the Scottish Government's Regeneration Discussion Document: Building a Sustainable FutureMcKee, K. 26 May 2011 GWSF. 16 p.
Sceptical, disorderly and paradoxical subjects: problematizing the ‘will to empower’ in social housing governanceMcKee, K. Mar 2011 In : Housing, Theory and Society. 28, 1, p. 1-18
The Future of Community Housing in Scotland: some thoughts and reflectionsMcKee, K. 21 Dec 2010 In : People Place and Policy Online. 4, 3, p. 103-110 7 p.
Promoting Homeownership at the Margins: the experience of low-cost homeownership purchasers in regeneration areasMcKee, K. 1 Aug 2010 In : People Place and Policy Online. 4, 2, p. 38-49 11 p.
The end of the Right to Buy and the future of social housing in ScotlandMcKee, K. 1 Jun 2010 In : Local Economy. 25, 4, p. 319-327 8 p.
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.
Empowering Glasgow’s tenants through community ownership?McKee, K. Jun 2009 In : Local Economy. 24, 4, p. 299-309 10 p.
Regulating Scotland's social landlords: localised resistance to technologies of performance managementMcKee, K. Mar 2009 In : Housing Studies. 24, 2, p. 155-171 16 p.
The ‘responsible’ tenant and the problem of apathyMcKee, K. Jan 2009 In : Social Policy and Society. 8, 1, p. 25-36 11 p.
Learning Lessons from Stock Transfer: the challenges in delivering Second Stage Transfer in GlasgowMcKee, K. 2009 In : People Place and Policy Online. 3, 1, p. 16-27 11 p.
Governance and sustainability in Glasgow: connecting symbolic capital and housing consumption to regenerationMcIntyre, Z. & McKee, K. Dec 2008 In : Area. 40, 4, p. 481-490 9 p.
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.
Community Ownership of Social Housing in Glasgow: building more sustainable and cohesive communitiesMcKee, K. 2008 In : People Place and Policy Online. 2, 2, p. 101-111 9 p.
The paradox of tenant empowerment: regulatory and liberatory possibilitiesMcKee, K. & Cooper, V. 2008 In : Housing, Theory and Society. 25, 2, p. 132-146 14 p.
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.