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Housing Policy in the UK

Housing Policy in the UK

  • Author: David Millins,Alan Murie,Philip Leather
  • Publisher: Palgrave
  • ISBN: 0230802680
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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A textbook on UK housing policy covering the issues, policies and management across housing tenures set in a historical and comparative context. This book focuses on: institutional and governance arrangements, economic and demographic change, loss of identity of housing policy, issues of inequality and standards, and the interests involved.

Housing Politics in the United Kingdom

Housing Politics in the United Kingdom

Power, Planning and Protest

  • Author: Brian Lund
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447327071
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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As housing moves up the UK political agenda, Brian Lund uses insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism and social constructionism to explore the political processes involved in constructing and implementing housing policy and its political consequences.

Housing Policy and Practice

Housing Policy and Practice

  • Author: Peter Malpass
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349274437
  • Category: Housing policy
  • Page: 320
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This new, revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive account of the current issues in housing, set in a clear historical context. The legacy of 18 years of Conservative governments and the challenges faced by New Labour are assessed.

Understanding housing policy (third edition)

Understanding housing policy (third edition)

  • Author: Lund, Brian
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447330455
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 9495
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The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook has been completely revised to address the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in the years since the previous edition was published. The issues explored include the austerity agenda, the impact of the Coalition government’s housing policies, the 2015 Conservative government’s policy direction, the evolving devolution agenda and the recent focus on housing supply. The concluding chapter examines new policy ideas in the context of theoretical approaches to understanding housing policy: laissez-faire economics; social reformism; Marxist political economy; behavioural perspectives and social constructionism. Throughout the textbook, substantive themes are illustrated by boxed examples and case studies. The author focuses on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, ensuring that the book will be a vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate level students of housing and planning and related social policy modules.

In Defense of Housing

In Defense of Housing

The Politics of Crisis

  • Author: Peter Marcuse,David Madden
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1784783560
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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In every major city in the world there is a housing crisis. How did this happen and what can we do about it? Everyone needs and deserves housing. But today our homes are being transformed into commodities, making the inequalities of the city ever more acute. Pro fit has become more important than social need. The poor are forced to pay more for worse housing. Communities are faced with the violence of displacement and gentri fication. And the bene fits of decent housing are only available for those who can a fford it. In Defense of Housing is the de finitive statement on this crisis from leading urban planner Peter Marcuse and sociologist David Madden. They look at the causes and consequences of the housing problem and detail the need for progressive alternatives. The housing crisis cannot be solved by minor policy shifts, they argue. Rather, the housing crisis has deep political and economic roots—and therefore requires a radical response. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Housing Debate

The Housing Debate

  • Author: Stuart Lowe
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 184742273X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 267
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The home has become a lynchpin of modern family life and the 21st century welfare state. The key debate in this important and timely book is whether social policy and people's homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. The author argues that housing, having been a relatively neglected field of public policy, is now rightfully re-established at the forefront of public policy and as a major pillar of the post-industrial welfare state.

Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe

Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe

Towards Regulatory Equilibrium

  • Author: Christoph U. Schmid
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1788113985
  • Category: LAW
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6135
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Tenancy law has developed in all EU member states for decades, or even centuries, but constitutes a widely blank space in comparative and European law. This book fills an important gap in the literature by considering the diverse and complex panorama of housing policies, markets and their legal regulation across Europe. Expert contributors argue that that while unification is neither politically desired nor opportune, a European recommendation of best practices including draft rules and default contracts implementing a regulatory equilibrium would be a rewarding step forward.

The Coalition Government and Social Policy

The Coalition Government and Social Policy

Restructuring the Welfare State

  • Author: Bochel, Hugh,Powell, Martin
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447324579
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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A wide-range of experts respond to the political and social policy changes made under the UK coalition government (2010-15) and provide a critical assessment of how their policies affected the British welfare state.

The Politics of Housing

The Politics of Housing

Power, Consumers and Urban Culture

  • Author: Peter Shapely
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719095360
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Exploring the politics of housing during 1890–1990, this fascinating study examines the interaction not only of national and local politics but also of local factors such as civic culture, key local players, local discourse and geographical and demographic problems. This book argues that increasingly, tenants acted as consumers of a public service, and it questions the way in which notions of consumerism shaped responses to the housing debate. An analysis of the impact of legislation on housing policy in different cities is provided, as well as a more detailed account of the politics of housing in Manchester, including the Victorian legacy, the emergence of local government intervention, post-war overspill estates, new system-built flats and their rapid deterioration, rising tenant anger and protests, and the beginning of a new approach based on consultation and partnerships. The book will be of value to anyone studying urban history, politics, governance, civic culture, social policy and society.

Housing and the Welfare State

Housing and the Welfare State

The Development of Housing Policy in Britain

  • Author: Peter Malpass
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780333962091
  • Category: Housing
  • Page: 241
  • View: 6938
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This new analysis of housing policy in Britain since 1945 challenges conventional notions of the relationship between housing and the welfare state. It argues that housing policy in the years after the Second World War is better understood in terms of market restructuring. However, in more recent years housing has been at the forefront of changes that have drawn it closer to other welfare state services, and the modernisation of public services is continuing the trend.

The Right to Buy?

The Right to Buy?

Selling off public and social housing

  • Author: Murie, Alan
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447332091
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
  • View: 1916
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The Right to Buy has had a massive impact on Housing in the UK for 35 years and in 2015 there were proposals to extend it. But what is the Right to Buy policy, how has it developed and what has its impact been? What evidence is there about the wider and unintended consequences of the policy? How are the proposals to extend the policy in England likely to affect future housing provision and what alternatives are there? In The Right to Buy, Alan Murie provides an authoritative account of the origins, development and impact of the policy across the UK and proposals for its extension in England (and decisions to end it in Scotland and Wales). Presenting up-to-date statistical material the book engages with debates about transfers to private renting, the impact on public expenditure and on the current housing situation, addresses the proposals for new legislation and details the potential impact of these. It is an essential read for anyone interested in this highly topical issue.

Black Politics and Urban Crisis in Britain

Black Politics and Urban Crisis in Britain

  • Author: Brian D. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521308410
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 227
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This book considers the nature of the black 'constituency' in Britain's inner cities.

Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office

Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office

Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

  • Author: Gavin Ure
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • ISBN: 9888083945
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 316
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This book fleshes out the impact of political figures and how their actions, and inactions, affect various imperial or Hong Kong political and administrative affairs. The tendrils of Hong Kong's budding autonomy from the United Kingdom are identified and followed with attention paid to the various actors, including observing which actors fade in importance and which ones seize more of the stage.

The Politics of Mass Housing in Britain, 1945-1975

The Politics of Mass Housing in Britain, 1945-1975

A Study of Corporate Power and Professional Influence in the Welfare State

  • Author: Patrick Dunleavy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 447
  • View: 8309
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Housing Policy in the United States

Housing Policy in the United States

  • Author: Alex F. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135045224
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 484
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The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but expands to include new information on how the crisis has affected the nation’s housing challenges, and the extent to which the federal government has addressed them. Schwartz also includes the politics of austerity that has permeated almost all aspects of federal policymaking since the Congressional elections of 2010, new initiatives to rehabilitate public housing, and a new chapter on the foreclosure crisis. The latest available data on housing conditions, housing discrimination, housing finance, and programmatic expenditures is included, along with all new developments in federal housing policy. This book is the perfect foundational text for urban studies, urban planning, social policy, and housing policy courses.

The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

  • Author: David F Clapham,William A V Clark,Kenneth Gibb
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473971357
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 528
  • View: 7172
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Cross-disciplinary and critical in its approach, The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies is an elucidating look at the key issues within the field. It covers the study of housing retrospectively, but also analyses the future directions of research and theory, demonstrating how it can contribute to wider debates in the social sciences. A comprehensive introductory chapter is followed by four parts offering complete coverage of the area: Markets: examines the perception of housing markets, how they function in different contexts, and the importance of housing behaviour and neighbourhoods Approaches: looks at how other disciplines - economics, geography, and sociology - have informed the direction of housing studies Context: traces the interactions between housing studies and other aspects of society, providing context to debate housing through issues of space, social, welfare and the environment. Policy: is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive take on the major policy issues and the causes and possible solutions of housing problems such as regeneration and homelessness. Edited by leading names in the field and including international contributions, the book is a stimulating, wide-ranging read that will be an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in geography, urban studies, sociology, social policy, economics and politics.

Municipal Dreams

Municipal Dreams

The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

  • Author: John Boughton
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1784787426
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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A narrative history of council housing—from slums to the Grenfell Tower Urgent, timely and compelling, Municipal Dreams brilliantly brings the national story of housing to life. In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative history of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state’s duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended. Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates—some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices. His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable—as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Key Issues in Housing

Key Issues in Housing

Politics and Markets in 21st Century Britain

  • Author: Glen Bramley,Moira Munroe,Hal Pawson
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780333969137
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6026
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Written by a well-known group of researchers in a lively and accessible style, this timely new book provides a broad-ranging assessment of key policy developments in early twenty-first century Britain as they relate to both private and public sector housing spheres.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

  • Author: Josh Ryan-Collins,Toby Lloyd,Laurie Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1786991217
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
  • View: 1059
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Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system and land? In this accessible but provocative guide to the economics of land and housing, the authors reveal how many of the key challenges facing modern economies - including housing crises, financial instability and growing inequalities - are intimately tied to the land economy. Looking at the ways in which discussions of land have been routinely excluded from both housing policy and economic theory, the authors show that in order to tackle these increasingly pressing issues a major rethink by both politicians and economists is required.

Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia

Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia

Coming of an Age

  • Author: Urmi Sengupta
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351627996
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies. This volume brings together twelve chapters divided across four thematic parts that sum up the concept and conditionality of housing in Asian cities. It studies housing through conceptual perspectives and empirical studies to explore established notions, cultures and practices relevant to the 21st-century post-reform context in Asia. Housing and property have long been economic drivers, leading many individual households towards better lives and associated social and community benefits, while also collectively improving the economic base of a city or country. This book examines the nature of the interplay of both state and market in the housing outcomes of these cities. With its extensive geographic coverage across South East Asia, South Asia, and the Far East and a cross section of different income groups, the book will interest reseachers and scholars in urban studies, architecture, development studies, public policy, political studies, sociology, policymakers in local and central governments, housing and planning professionals and commercial firms engaged in property markets or real estate in Asia. It will also provide ideas, tools and good practices for institutional enablement, stakeholders involved in these interventions, private sector organisations and NGOs.