Housing Policy in the UK

Author: David Millins,Alan Murie,Philip Leather

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230802680

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1852

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: 4100

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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Black Politics and Urban Crisis in Britain

Author: Brian D. Jacobs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521308410

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 2172

This book considers the nature of the black 'constituency' in Britain's inner cities.
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Finance for housing

Author: Cathy Davis

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447306481

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 9905

In this much-needed text, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable.
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Directions in Housing Policy

Towards Sustainable Housing Policies for the UK

Author: A. E. Holmans

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446226650

Category: Housing policy

Page: 240

View: 4360

The United Kingdom is now at a crossroads in terms of its housing policies. Homes remain costly and in short supply, and there is a growing issue of disrepair. At the same time, the resources made available from government have been reduced. Directions in Housing Policy provides a clear and authoritative examination of housing policy, its past, the present situation and future policies. The authors provide expert analysis and commentary on key housing issues and set out an agenda for future policy in the 21st century.
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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: 7836

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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British Politics and the Environment

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134059949

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 6788

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: 3329

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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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

View: 9745

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.
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Understanding Housing Policy

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742631X

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 3494

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 and the Welfare State

The Development of Housing Policy in Britain

Author: Peter Malpass

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333962091

Category: Housing

Page: 241

View: 5734

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.
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Housing Policy and Economic Power

The Political Economy of Owner Occupation

Author: Professor Michael Ball,Michael Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135835950

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 9184

Published in 2002, Housing Policy and Economic Power is a valuable contribution to the field of Human Geography.
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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: 2886

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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Housing Policy in the 1990s

Author: Johnston Birchall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134950780

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 4887

Housing Policy in the 1990s explores the deluge of Conservative legislation of the late 1980s and examines what its effects will be during this decade and into the next century. The contributors discuss and clarify the main aims of the government re-structuring of social strategy and assess its effects on British housing.
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Housing Policy In The United States

An Introduction

Author: Jean Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452868X

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 6872

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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Policy Agendas in British Politics

Author: P. John,A. Bertelli,W. Jennings,S. Bevan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390404

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 6839

Using a unique dataset spanning fifty years of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have shifted in importance. It takes a new approach to agenda setting called focused adaptation, and sheds new light on key points of change in British politics, such as Thatcherism and New Labour.
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Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland

Theory and Methods

Author: Maura Adshead,Michelle Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134458894

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1934

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to public policy and administration in Ireland, thereby bridging the gap between general texts on public policy and policy analysis and books on Irish politics. Each chapter covers one of the key issues in policy analysis, eg. rational choice, corporatism, and then illustrates this with an empirical Irish case study. With the inclusion of further reading, overviews of main concepts and source material, the editors provide a student-friendly textbook which fills an important gap in the available literature on Irish politics and public administration.
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Social Issues and Party Politics

Author: Helen Jones,Susanne MacGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134687222

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2869

After the landslide election of a new Labour government in May 1997, what are the key social policy issues and problems which the new government needs to address? Social Issues and Party Politics looks at the manifestos of the main parties and the way social issues figured in the 1997 election campaign and the early days of the new government. Chapters discuss green issues, the management and financing of welfare in contemporary Britain, the delivery of key services in health, education, employment, criminal justice, housing, personal social services, pensions and other areas of social security. The particular circumstances of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are also examined. Social Issues and Party Politics takes social policy beyond the soundbite and provides a convincing and incisive analysis of current social policy approaches and inherited problems. It identifies the deep social questions which will need to be addressed if Labour is to deliver on its promise of a new Britain.
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The New British Politics

Author: Ian Budge,David McKay,Kenneth Newton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824217

Category: Political Science

Page: 683

View: 7579

This fourth edition offers an introduction to current British politics. It combines incisive and original analysis with clear and direct presentation, specially tailored to the needs of lecturers, teachers and students of British politics from A-level to University Second Year.
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Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 2296

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.
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