I have published over 30 peer-reviewed academic journals articles and book chapters, the majority as a sole-author.  I have 3* and 4* standard papers in high impact journals such as: Urban Studies; Housing Studies; Housing Theory & Society; Antipode; and Critical Social Policy.

If you do not have an individual/institutional subscription to the journals my papers are published in, please email me, and I can make my author-version available.  Where copyright allows pre-print versions of these works are also available from the repositories of my current and previous institution (search for my surname).


Editorship of Journal Special Issues

McKee, K. (Guest Editor) (2015) “Special Issue – The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy: recasting state-citizen relations in an age of austerity”, Housing Theory and Society 32 (1): 1-8.

McKee, K. and Muir, J. (Guest Editors) (2013)  “Special Issue – Housing in Hard Times: marginality, inequality and class”, Housing Theory and Society 30 (1): 1-9.

Full Articles in Refereed Academic Journals

33. Hoolachan, J. and McKee, K. (2018) “Intergenerational Housing Inequalities: ‘baby boomers’ versus the ‘millennials’”, Urban Studies (Online Early).

32. Leahy, S.; McKee, K. and Crawford, J. (2018) “Generating Confusion, Concern, and Precarity through the Right to Rent Scheme in Scotland”, Antipode 50 (3): 604-620.

31. Crawford, J. and McKee, K. (2018)  “Hysteresis: understanding the housing aspirations gap” Sociology 52 (1(: 182-197.

30. Crawford, J. and McKee, K. (2018) “Privileging the ‘Objective’: understanding the state’s role in shaping housing aspirations”, Housing Theory and Society 35 (1): 94-112.

29. McKee, K.; Moore, T.; Soaita, A.M.; and Crawford, J. (2017) ” ‘Generation Rent’ and the Fallacy of Choice”International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 41 (2): 318-333.

28. McKee, K.; Hoolachan, J. and Moore, T. (2017) “The Precarity of Young People’s Labour and Housing Market Experiences in a Rural Context“, Scottish Geographical Journal 133 (2): 115-129.

27. Soaita, A.M; Searle, B.A; McKee, K. and Moore, T. (2017) “Becoming a Landlord: strategies of property-based welfare in the private rental sector in Great Britain”Housing Studies 32 (5): 613-637.

26. Hoolachan, J.; McKee, K.; Moore, T.; and Soaita, A.M. (2017) “‘Generation Rent’ and the ability to ‘settle down’: economic and geographical variation in young people’s housing transitions”, Journal of Youth Studies 20 (1): 63-78.

25. McKee, K.; Muir, J. and Moore, T. (2017) “Housing Policy in the UK: the importance of spatial nuance“, Housing Studies 32 (1): 60-72.

24. Crawford, J.; Leahy, S.; and McKee, K. (2016) “The Immigration Act and the ‘Right to Rent’: exploring governing tensions within and beyond the state” People Place and Policy Online 10 (2): 114-125.

23. McKee, K. (2015) “Community Anchor Housing Associations: illuminating the contested nature of neoliberal governing practices at the local scale”, Environment and Planning C 47: 1-16.

22. Reid, L.; McKee, K.; and Crawford, J. (2015) “Exploring the Stigmatization of Energy Efficiency in the United Kingdom: an emerging research agenda” Energy Research and Social Science 10: 141-149 (online early).

21. Moore, T.; McKee, K. and McLaughlin, P. (2015) “Online Focus Groups and Qualitative Research: their merits and limitations in a study of housing and youth”, People Place and Policy Online 9 (1): 17-28.

20.Moore, T. and McKee, K. (2014) “The Ownership of Assets by Place-based Community Organisations: political rationales, geographies of social impact and future research agendas”, Social Policy and Society 13 (4): 1-13.

19. McKee, K. (2012) “Young People, Homeownership and Future Welfare” (Policy Review), Housing Studies 27 (6): 853-862.

18. Paton, K; Mooney, G; and McKee, K. (2012) “Class, Citizenship and Regeneration: Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games 2014”, Antipode 44 (4): 1470-1489.

17. Moore, T. and McKee, K. (2012) “Empowering Local Communities? An International Review of Community Land Trusts” (Policy Review), Housing Studies 27 (2): 280-290.

16. McIntyre, Z. and McKee, K (2012) “Creating Sustainable Communities through Tenure-Mix: the responsibilisation of marginal homeowners in Scotland”, Special Issue: Sustaining Communities: being in/between place in the neoliberal era, Geojournal 77 (2): 235-247.

15. McKee, K. (2011) “Challenging the Norm? The ‘Ethopolitics’ of Low Cost Homeownership in Scotland”, Urban Studies 48 (16): 3397-3411.

14. McKee, K. (2011) “Sceptical, Disorderly and Paradoxical Subjects: problematising the ‘will to empower’ in social housing governance”, Housing Theory and Society 28 (1): 1-18.

13. McKee, K. (2010) “The Future of Community Housing in Scotland: some thoughts and reflections”, People Place and Policy Online 4 (3): 103-110.

12. McKee, K. (2010) “The End of the Right to Buy and the Future of Social Housing in Scotland”, Local Economy 25 (4): 319-327.

11. McKee, K. (2010) “Promoting Homeownership at the Margins: the experience of low-cost homeownership purchasers in regeneration areas”, People Place and Policy Online 4 (2): 38-49.

10. McKee, K. (2009) “Empowering Glasgow’s Tenants through Community Ownership?” Local Economy 24 (4): 299-309.

9. McKee, K. (2009) “Post-Foucauldian Governmentality: what does it offer critical social policy analysis?” Critical Social Policy 29 (3): 465-486.

8. McKee, K. (2009) “Learning Lessons from Stock Transfer: the challenges in delivering Second Stage Transfer in Glasgow”, People, Place and Policy Online 3 (1): 16-27.

7. McKee, K. (2009) “Regulating Scotland’s Social Landlords: localised resistance to technologies of performance management”, Housing Studies 24 (2): 155-171.

6. McKee, K. (2009) “The ‘Responsible’ Tenant and the Problem of Apathy”, Social Policy and Society 8 (1): 25-36.

5. McIntyre, Z. and McKee, K. (2008) “Governance and Sustainability in Glasgow: connecting symbolic capital and housing consumption to regeneration”, Area 40 (4): 481- 490.

4. McKee, K. (2008) “Community Ownership of Social Housing in Glasgow: building more sustainable, cohesive communities?” People, Place and Policy Online 2 (2): 101-111.

3. McKee, K. (2008) “Transforming Scotland’s Public Sector Housing through Community Ownership: the re-territorialisation of housing governance?” Space and Polity 12 (2): 183-196.

2. McKee, K. and Cooper, V. (2008) “The Paradox of Tenant Empowerment: regulatory and liberatory possibilities”, Housing Theory and Society 25 (2): 132-146.

1. McKee, K. (2007) “Community Ownership in Glasgow – the devolution of ownership and control, or a centralizing process?” European Journal of Housing Policy 7 (3): 319-336.

Books/Book Chapters

5. Bevir, M.; McKee, K.; Matthews, P. (2017) (Eds) Decentring Urban Governance: narratives, resistance and contestation.  London: Routledge.

4. Bevir, M. and McKee, K. (2016) “Governance jenseits des Neoliberalismus in Großbritannien”(chapter 7), pp 209-236. in T. Biebricher (ed.) Der Staat des Neoliberalismus Germany: Nomos Publishers.

3. McKee, K. (2016) “Social Housing and the ‘New Localism’: a response to the crisis in the neo-liberal project”, (chapter 7), pp 111-134 in M.Bevir (ed.) Governmentality After Neoliberalism (Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy).  London: Routledge.

2. McKee, K. (2012) “Foucauldian Analysis” (Chapter 628), International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier.

1. McKee, K. and Phillips, D. (2012) “Social Housing and Homelessness Policies: reconciling social justice and social mix”, pp 227-242, in G.Mooney and G.Scott (eds) Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland. Bristol: Policy Press.

Research Reports and Briefings

18. Graham, E.; Fiori, F.; and McKee, K. (2017) “Household Changes and Housing Provision (Chapter 11)”, in Registrar General for Scotland (eds) Scotland’s Population: The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends 2016.

17. Simeonova, M.; Leahy, S.; and McKee, K. (2016) CHR Briefings 5: Immigration Act 2016 – more harm than good? St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

16. Hoolachan, J.; McKee, K. and Moore, T. (2016) CHR Briefing 4: Housing Young People in Rural Areas.  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

15. Powell, R.; Dunning, R.; Ferrari, E. and McKee, K. (2015) Affordable Housing Need in Scotland.  Edinburgh: Shelter Scotland.

14. McKee, K; Moore, T. and Crawford, J. (2015) CHR Briefing 3: Housing Aspirations of People in Scotland.  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

13. McKee, K.; Moore, T.; and Crawford, J. (2015) Understanding the Housing Aspirations of People in Scotland.  Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

12. Soaita, A. and McKee, K. (2015) Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap – Findings from WS4: Young People – tenure choices and welfare St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

11. McKee, K. and Hoolachan, J. (2015) CHR Briefings 2: Housing Generation Rent.  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

10. McKee, K. and Hoolachan, J. (2015) Housing Generation Rent: what are the challenges facing Housing Policy in Scotland?  (Project Report).  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

9. McKee, K. (2015) Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap Briefings 6: Young People, Homeownership and the ‘Fallacy of Choice’.  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

8. Muir, J. and McKee, K. (2015) The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy – Briefing 3: Devolution, localism and social housing . St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

7. Moore, T. and McKee, K. (2014) The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy – Briefing 2: Localism and New Housing Futures St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

6. McKee, K; Moore, T; and Muir, J. (2014) The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy – Briefing Paper 1: The Big Society and Welfare Reform. St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

5. McKee, K. (2012) “Housing Associations and the Big Society: lessons from Scotland’s community housing sector” (Project Report).  St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews.

4. McKee, K. (2011) “Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations’ Response to the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Discussion Document: Building a Sustainable Future” (Commissioned Report). Glasgow and St Andrews: GWSF and University of St Andrews.

3. Maclennan, D; Chisholm, S; McKee, K. and O’Sullivan, T. (2010) “Purposive Housing Change Amidst Fiscal Adversity: scanning scenarios and policy options. Report on a Seminar for Fife Housing Partnership. St Andrews: Centre for Housing Research.

2. McKee, K. (2009) “Exploring the Meaning of Home and Tenure in the Intermediate Housing Market” (Project Report). Glasgow: University of Glasgow.

1. McKee, K. (2008) “Empowering Glasgow’s Tenants through Community Ownership: a tenants’ perspective (Project Report)”. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.

Book Reviews

7.  Ronald, R. and Elsinga, M. (2012) “Beyond Homeownership” (London: Routledge), Housing Studies (forthcoming, 2012).

6. Somerville, P. (2012) “Understanding Community: policy, politics and practice” (Bristol: Policy Press), Housing Studies 27 (5): 720-721.

5. Pawson, H. and Mullins, D. (2011) “After Council Housing: Britain’s new social landlords” (Palgrave Macmillan), Housing Studies 26 (1): 178-180.

4. Pawson, H. et al (2009) “The Impacts of Housing Stock Transfer in Urban Britain” (York and Coventry: JRF and CIH), Housing Studies 24 (4) 2009: 558-559.

3. McNaughton, C. (2008) “Transitions through Homelessness: lives on the edge” (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan), Housing Studies Association Newsletter 2009.

2. Raco, M. (2007) “Building Sustainable Communities: spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain” (Bristol: Policy Press), Journal of Regional Science 48 (5) 2008: 1018-1019.

1. Power, A. and Houghton, J. (2007) “Jigsaw Cities: big places, small spaces” (Bristol: Policy Press), Housing Studies Association Newsletter 2008.