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Dr Peter King

Job: Reader in Social Thought

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7431




Personal profile

Research group affiliations: Centre for Comparative Housing Research

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

King, P (2012): Reaction: Against the Modern World, Exeter, Imprint Academic

King, P (2011); The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism or the Same Old Tories, Bristol, The Policy Press.

Research interests/expertise

Conservative social thought, housing policy; welfare reform.

Areas of teaching

Politics of housing

Housing and social policy

Political economy of housing

Research methods


BSc (Hons); PhD; FCIH

Membership of external committees

Centre for Social Justice’s Housing and Poverty working group (2008-9) and Economic Dependency working group (2008-9). Both these groups produced reports to inform public policy debate. The report of the Economic Dependency working group – Dynamic Benefits (CSJ, 2009) – has formed the basis of government welfare reform policy.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.  I have been a corporate member since 1987.

Current research students

Nigel Barron (1st supervisor)

Yoric Irving Clarke (2nd supervisor)

Professional esteem indicators

Member if advisory board of Housing Theory and Society, from 2009 onwards.

Journal Refereeing information:
Economic Affairs
Housing Studies
Housing Theory and Society
International Journal of Housing Policy
Journal of Housing and Built Environment
Urban Studies

Other Reviewing Activities:
Reviewed monographs for the Institute of Economic Affairs on poverty (2010) and fiscal deficit (2010-11), Ashgate on history of planning (2008) and Policy Press on tenant participation (2009).

Case studies

Examples of media appearances include:

Appeared on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’

Appeared on BBC Radio Scotland

Appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and Radio Fivelive Breakfast show.

Regularly appear on BBC Radio Leicester, including a recorded programme on housing and young people.

Featured in articles in The Observer, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday following publication of book on Right to Buy in January 2010. Also appeared on special programme on the RTB for BBC Radio Scotland.


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