Biography

Derek McGhee (PhD) is Professor of Sociology, Faculty Dean of Research for Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Director of the Keele Institute for Social Inclusion at Keele University. Previous to starting at Keele in early 2018, Prof McGhee was Professor of Sociology and Head of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton, where he had been for almost twenty years. Professor McGhee was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015 and a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the disciplines of Social Policy and Sociology.

Research and scholarship

Prof Derek McGhee is the author of four single-authored research monographs: Homosexuality, Law & Resistance (Routledge 2001) and Intolerant Britain? Hate, Citizenship & Difference (Open University Press 2005); The End of Multiculturalism? Terrorism, Integration & Human Rights (Open University Press 2008); Security, Citizenship & Human Rights - Shared Values in Uncertain Times (Palgrave Macmillan); and the co-authored of two monographs (both with Dr Shaoying Zhang, Shanghai University of Political Sciences and Law) Social Policies and Ethnic Conflict in China, 2014, Palgrave Macmillan); China’s Ethical Revolution and Regaining Legitimacy: Reforming the Communist Party through its Public Servants, (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). As well as his book projects, Prof McGhee is the author of many refereed journal articles and has been involved in and lead a number of high profile ESRC research projects through the ESRC Centre for Population Change focusing on European migration to the UK, in particular Polish migrants’ settlement practices in the UK.

Professor McGhee is keen to work with Doctoral Students interest in pursuing research in any of his areas of expertise.

Teaching

As a consequence of his roles as Faculty Dean of Research and Director of the Institute for Social Inclusion; Prof McGhee does not currently have any formal teaching commitments.

Selected Publications

  • Pietka-Nykaza E and McGhee D. 2020. Complexities of Polish migrant's citizenship attributions in the context of Brexit and the Scottish Independence Referendums. Scottish Affairs, vol. 29(3), 386-402. doi> link> full text>
  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2020. Governing for and through harmonious community: The emergence of moral clinics in China. URBAN STUDIES, Article ARTN 0042098020940640. link> doi> full text>
  • Mcghee D and Zhang S. 2020. Utilizing the Moral Nobility of Older Chinese Women in Governance – the Uses of Humility, Empathy and an Ethics of Care in Moral Clinics in Huzhou City. British Journal of Sociology. doi> link> full text>
  • Wen M, Zhang S, McGhee D. 2020. Utilizing the moral nobility of older Chinese women in governance: The uses of humility, empathy, and an ethics of care in moral clinics in Huzhou city. The British Journal of Sociology, Article 1468-4446.12736. doi> link> full text>
  • McGhee D, Moreh C, Vlachantoni A. 2019. Stakeholder identities in Britain's neoliberal ethical community: Polish narratives of earned citizenship in the context of the UK's EU referendum. Br J Sociol, vol. 70(4), 1104-1127. link> doi> full text>

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Books

  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2017. China’s Ethical Revolution and Regaining Legitimacy Reforming the Communist Party through Its Public Servants. Springer.
  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2014. Social Policies and Ethnic Conflict in China Lessons from Xinjiang. Springer.
  • McGhee D. 2013. Homosexuality, Law and Resistance. Routledge.
  • Stoker G, Mason A, McGrew A, Armstrong C, Owen D, Smith G, Banya M, McGhee D, Saunders C. 2011. Prospects for Citizenship. A&C Black.
  • McGhee D. 2010. Security, Citizenship and Human Rights Shared Values in Uncertain Times. Springer.
  • McGhee D. 2008. The End Of Multiculturalism? Terrorism, Integration And Human Rights Terrorism, Integration and Human Rights. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
  • McGhee D. 2005. Intolerant Britain? Hate Citizenship And Difference Hate, Citizenship and Difference. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).

Journal Articles

  • Pietka-Nykaza E and McGhee D. 2020. Complexities of Polish migrant's citizenship attributions in the context of Brexit and the Scottish Independence Referendums. Scottish Affairs, vol. 29(3), 386-402. doi> link> full text>
  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2020. Governing for and through harmonious community: The emergence of moral clinics in China. URBAN STUDIES, Article ARTN 0042098020940640. link> doi> full text>
  • Mcghee D and Zhang S. 2020. Utilizing the Moral Nobility of Older Chinese Women in Governance – the Uses of Humility, Empathy and an Ethics of Care in Moral Clinics in Huzhou City. British Journal of Sociology. doi> link> full text>
  • Wen M, Zhang S, McGhee D. 2020. Utilizing the moral nobility of older Chinese women in governance: The uses of humility, empathy, and an ethics of care in moral clinics in Huzhou city. The British Journal of Sociology, Article 1468-4446.12736. doi> link> full text>
  • McGhee D, Moreh C, Vlachantoni A. 2019. Stakeholder identities in Britain's neoliberal ethical community: Polish narratives of earned citizenship in the context of the UK's EU referendum. Br J Sociol, vol. 70(4), 1104-1127. link> doi> full text>
  • McGhee D and Zhang S. 2017. Nurturing resilient future citizens through value consistency vs. the retreat from multiculturalism and securitisation in the promotion of British values in schools in the UK. Citizenship Studies, vol. 21(8), 937-950. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D, Moreh C, Vlachantoni A. 2017. An 'undeliberate determinacy'? The changing migration strategies of Polish migrants in the UK in times of Brexit. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 43(13), 2109-2130. link> doi> link>
  • Pietka-Nykaza E and McGhee D. 2016. EU post-accession Polish migrants trajectories and their settlement practices in Scotland. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 43(9), 1417-1433. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D and Pietka-Nykaza E. 2016. From privileged to thwarted stakeholders - Polish migrants' perceptions of the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 and the UK General Election in 2015. Citizenship Studies, vol. 20(6-7), 899-913. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mcghee D, Bennett C, Walker S. 2016. The combination of 'insider' and 'outsider' strategies in VSO–government partnerships: the relationship between Refugee Action and the Home Office in the UK. Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 7(1), 27-46. doi> link>
  • Tkacz D and McGhee D. 2015. Polish Migrant Parents of Secondary School Boys in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Educational Studies, vol. 64(3), 357-374. link> doi> link>
  • Pietka-Nykaza E and McGhee D. 2015. Stakeholder citizenship: the complexities of Polish migrants' citizenship attachments in the context of the Scottish independence referendum. Citizenship Studies, vol. 20(1), 115-129. link> doi> link> full text>
  • McGhee D, Travena P, Heath S. 2015. Social Relationships and Relationships in Context: Post-Accession Poles in Southampton. Population, Space and Place, vol. 21(5), 433-445. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Heath S, Mcghee D, Travena P. 2015. Continuity versus innovation: young Polish migrants and practices of ‘doing family’ in the context of achieving independence in the UK. Studia Migracyjne: Przeglad Polonijny, vol. 3, 139-156.
  • Trevena P, Mcghee D, Health S. 2015. Parental capital and strategies for school choice-making: Polish parents in England and Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 1-23.
  • Pathak P and McGhee D. 2014. 'I thought this was a Christian thing?' Exploring virtuous and exclusionary cycles in faith-based social action. Community Development Journal, vol. 50(1), 40-54. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D, Heath S, Trevena P. 2013. Competing obligations and the maintenance of physical co-presence: the impact of migration and structural constraints on post-accession Polish families in the UK. FAMILIES RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIETIES, vol. 2(2), 229-245. link> doi>
  • Trevena P, McGhee D, Heath S. 2013. Location, Location? A Critical Examination of Patterns and Determinants of Internal Mobility Among Post-accession Polish Migrants in the UK. Population, Space and Place, vol. 19(6), 671-687. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2013. Responding to the post-9/11 challenges facing 'post secular societies': Critical reflections on Habermas's dialogic solutions. Ethnicities, vol. 13(1), 68-85. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D, Heath S, Trevena P. 2013. Post-accession Polish migrants-their experiences of living in 'low-demand' social housing areas in Glasgow. Environment and Planning A, vol. 45(2), 329-343. link> doi> link>
  • Heath S, McGhee D, Trevena P. 2011. Lost in Transnationalism: Unraveling the Conceptualisation of Families and Personal Life Through a Transnational Gaze. Sociological Research Online, vol. 16(4), Article ARTN 12. link> doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2010. The new commission for equality and human rights: Building community cohesion and revitalizing citizenship in contemporary Britain. Ethnopolitics, vol. 5(2), 145-166. doi> link>
  • Myers M, McGhee D, Bhopal K. 2010. At the crossroads: Gypsy and Traveller parents' perceptions of education, protection and social change. Race Ethnicity and Education, vol. 13(4), 533-548. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2009. Community Cohesion and Crisis? New Dimensions of Diversity and Difference. Urban Studies, vol. 46(10), 2245-2247. link> doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2009. The paths to citizenship: a critical examination of immigration policy in Britain since 2001. Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 43(1), 41-64. doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2008. ‘A past built on difference, a future which is shared’ – a critical examination of the recommendations made by the Commission on Integration and Community Cohesion. People, Place and Policy, vol. 2(2). doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2008. Deportation, Detention & Torture by Proxy: Foreign National Terror Suspects in the UK. Liverpool Law Review, vol. 29(1), 99-115. doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2007. The likes of US: A biography of the white working class. JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, vol. 33(6), 1018-1020. link>
  • McGhee D. 2007. White backlash and the politics of Multiculturalism. JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, vol. 33(6), 1018-1020. link>
  • McGhee D. 2006. Getting 'host' communities on board: Finding the balance between 'managed migration' and 'managed settlement' in community cohesion strategies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 32(1), 111-127. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2005. Patriots of the future? A critical examination of community cohesion strategies in contemporary Britain. Sociological Research Online, vol. 10(3). link> link>
  • McGhee D. 2004. Beyond toleration: privacy, citizenship and sexual minorities in England and Wales. The British Journal of Sociology, vol. 55(3), 357-375. link> doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2003. Hidden Targets, Hidden Harms: Community Safety and Sexual Minority Communities. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, vol. 5(4), 27-40. doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2003. Joined-up government, 'community safety' and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 'active citizens'. Critical Social Policy, vol. 23(3), 345-374. link> doi> link>
  • McGhee D. 2003. Moving to 'our' common ground - a critical examination of community cohesion discourse in twenty-first century Britain. Sociological Review, vol. 51(3), 376-404. link> doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2003. Queer strangers: lesbian and gay refugees. Feminist Review, vol. 73(1), 145-147. doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2001. Persecution and Social Group Status: Homosexual Refugees in the 1990s. Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 14(1), 20-42. doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 2000. Accessing Homosexuality: Truth, Evidence and the Legal Practices for Determining Refugee Status - The Case of Ioan Vraciu. Body and Society, vol. 6(1), 29-50. doi> link>
  • Mcghee D. 1998. Looking and acting the part: gays in the armed forces: a case of passing masculinity. Feminist Legal Studies, vol. 6(2), 205.
  • Mcghee D and Moran L. 1998. Perverting London: the cartographic practices of law. Law and Critique.
  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2019. Governing through 'the family' in China: cultivating ethical political subjects through officials' 'nearest and dearest'. FAMILIES RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIETIES, vol. 8(3), 495-510. link> doi> full text>
  • Zhang S and McGhee D. 2018. Regaining honour and regaining legitimacy: shame, obedience and risk practices amongst Chinese communist officials. ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, vol. 47(3), 453-476. link> doi> full text>
  • Moreh C, McGhee D, Vlachantoni A. 2020. The Return of Citizenship? An Empirical Assessment of Legal Integration in Times of Radical Sociolegal Transformation. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW, vol. 54(1), 147-176. link> doi> full text>

Chapters

  • Mcghee D. 2012. Security, citizenship and responsibilities beyond the Human Rights Act: towards a British Bill of rights and responsibilities in the UK. In Confronting the Human Rights Act 1998. Routledge.
  • Mcghee D. 2012. Building a consensus on 'national security' in Britain: terrorism, human rights and 'core values' - the Labour Government (a retrospective examination). In Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus Legal, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge.
  • Mcghee D. 2011. From hate to prevent: community safety and counter-terrorism. In Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions. Wiley. doi>
  • Mcghee D. 2006. Community safety and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. In Community Safety Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice. Policy Press.
  • Mcghee D. 2000. Wolfenden and the fear of 'Homosexual Spread': permeable boundaries and legal defences. In Studies in Law, Politics and Society. Emerald Insight.
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