Housing Policy in the UK

Author: David Millins,Alan Murie,Philip Leather

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230802680

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 3600

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.
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Housing Politics in the United Kingdom

Power, Planning and Protest

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447327071

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 6276

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.
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Understanding Housing Policy

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742631X

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 6940

Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy.
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Housing Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Malpass

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349274437

Category: Housing policy

Page: 320

View: 7632

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.
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The Housing Debate

Author: Stuart Lowe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742273X

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 4287

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.
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The Politics of Housing

Power, Consumers and Urban Culture

Author: Peter Shapely

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719095360

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4533

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.
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In Defense of Housing

The Politics of Crisis

Author: Peter Marcuse,David Madden

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781784783549


Page: 240

View: 3455

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.
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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: 5642

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.
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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

View: 6927

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.
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Black Politics and Urban Crisis in Britain

Author: Brian D. Jacobs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521308410

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 8547

This book considers the nature of the black 'constituency' in Britain's inner cities.
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Municipal Dreams

The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

Author: John Boughton

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784787396


Page: 336

View: 4655

Introduction -- 'How to provide housing for the people': origins -- 'The world of the future': the interwar period -- 'If only we will': Britain reimagined, 1940-51 -- 'The needs of the people': council housing, 1945-56 -- 'Get these people out of the slums': 1956-68 -- 'Anti-monumental, anti-stylistic, and fit for ordinary people': 1968-79 -- 'Rolling back the frontiers of the state': 1979-91 -- 'Thrown-away places': 1991-7 -- 'A different kind of community': 1997-2010 -- 'People need homes; these homes need people': 2010 to the present

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: 4614

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.
Posted in Housing

The Right to Buy?

Selling Off Public and Social Housing

Author: Alan Murie

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447332075

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 4059

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).
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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: 7180

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.
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Housing and Home Unbound

Intersections in economics, environment and politics in Australia

Author: Nicole Cook,Aidan Davison,Louise Crabtree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317363833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 926

Housing and Home Unbound pioneers understandings of housing and home as a meeting ground in which intensive practices, materials and meanings tangle with extensive economic, environmental and political worlds. Cutting across disciplines, the book opens up the conceptual and empirical study of housing and home by exploring the coproduction of the concrete and the abstract, the intimate and the institutional, the experiential and the collective. Exploring diverse examples in Australia and New Zealand, contributors address the interleaving of money and materials in the digital commodity of real estate, the neoliberal invention of housing as a liquid asset and source of welfare provision, and the bundling of car and home in housing markets. The more-than-human relations of housing and home are articulated through the role of suburban nature in the making of Australian modernity, the marketing of nature in waterfront urban renewal, the role of domestic territory in subversive social movements such as Seasteading and Tiny Houses, and the search for home comfort through low-cost energy efficiency practices. The transformative politics of housing and home are explored through the decolonizing of housing tenure, the shaping of housing policy by urban social movements, the lived importance of marginal spaces in Indigenous and other housing, and the affective lessons of the ruin. Beginning with the diverse elements gathered together in housing and home, the text opens up the complex realities and possibilities of human dwelling.
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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: 7576

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Cities and Housing

Author: Chiranji S. Yadav

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170220305

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 307

View: 9862

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British Politics and the Environment

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134059949

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 8559

Britain has an immense range of environmental law and the reputation for largely ignoring it. John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century. He tells the story of the absolute change in political climate over the last ten years and deciphers the nature of Thatcher's ''conversion'' to greenery. He explains why everyone who cared about the environment became embattled and, above all, how the old methods of sensible compromise were banished, probably for ever, not least because of the government's obsession with secrecy. What, then, are the new political means of compelling change on a reluctant parliament? Everything is at stake from welfare to water, from forests to fishing. Where are we now? What are the likely pressures, both internal and from Europe and the rest of the world, to make Britain pass more environmentally sound laws and, perhaps more importantly, to observe them? McCormick provides a gripping picture of the central issues, of the system and of the battleground. Originally published in 1991
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Housing and Social Policy

Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives

Author: Peter Somerville,Nigel Sprigings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134455240

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 7982

This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category. With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.
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Housing Policy In The United States

An Introduction

Author: Jean Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452868X

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 6919

Housing Policy in the United States is an essential guidebook to, and textbook for, housing policy, it is written for students, practitioners, government officials, real estate developers, and policy analysts. It discusses the most important issues in the field, introduces key concepts and institutions, and examines the most important programs. Written as an introductory text, it explains all concepts, trends, and programs without jargon, and includes empirical data concerning program evaluations, government documents, and studies carried out by the author and other scholars. The first chapters present the context surrounding US housing policy, including basic trends and problems, the housing finance system, and the role of the federal tax system in subsidizing homeowner and rental housing. The middle chapters focus on individual subsidy programs. The closing chapters discuss issues and programs that do not necessarily involve subsidies, including homeownership, mixed-income housing, and governmental efforts to improve access to housing by reducing discriminatory barriers in the housing and mortgage markets. The concluding chapter also offers reflections on future directions of US. housing policy.
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