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.
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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: 1303

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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Housing Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Malpass

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349274437

Category: Housing policy

Page: 320

View: 1594

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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Understanding housing policy (third edition)

Author: Lund, Brian

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447330455

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 5995

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.
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In Defense of Housing

The Politics of Crisis

Author: Peter Marcuse,David Madden

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784783560

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8762

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.
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The Housing Debate

Author: Stuart Lowe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742273X

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 6086

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 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: 775

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

An Introduction

Author: Paul N. Balchin,Maureen Rhoden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415252148

Category: Political Science

Page: 492

View: 3159

Now in its fourth edition, the highly successful Housing Policy has been thoroughly updated to include the latest legislation, together with an analysis of the effects of the recession on housing policy.
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Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe

Towards Regulatory Equilibrium

Author: Christoph U. Schmid

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788113977


Page: 400

View: 6218

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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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: 9771

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 in the United States

Author: Alex F. Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135045224

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 2071

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.
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The Right to Buy?

Selling off public and social housing

Author: Murie, Alan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447332091

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 7244

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.
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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: 9070

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


Category: Political Science

Page: 447

View: 2056

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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: 3110

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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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: 8159

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.
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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: 9293

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.
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Municipal Dreams

The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

Author: John Boughton

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784787426

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6712

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.
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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: 6448

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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Inequalities in the UK

New Discourses, Evolutions and Actions

Author: David Fee,Anémone Kober-Smith

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787144801


Page: 293

View: 2584

This book addresses the question of the extent of and responses to inequalities in the UK in 2017 in the wake of the 2008 Great Recession. Inequality is the issue that won't go away, a real world issue affecting all facets of society with political and economic developments such as austerity measures, Brexit and changes in political leadership impacting the inequality landscape. Six of the chapters examine the extent of economic inequalities and poverty using quantitative and qualitative methods that help map regional differences, compare the UK with the rest of the EU and go beyond the traditional measures and concepts. Seven chapters explore how inequalities have evolved since 2008 and have been tackled by policy makers in five policy areas (health, housing, education, gender and immigration) taking into account the new legislative framework and in one party (labour). Finally, six others address the issue of the governance of inequality by looking at how inequality features in the political agenda of the devolved assemblies in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales as well as at a local level in Ipswich and London. Based on recent surveys and current academic thinking, this book provides an up-to-date account of the extent and distribution of inequalities in the UK, of the evolving ways in which inequalities are measured and addressed as well as the changing perception of inequalities by the general public and policy-makers.
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