Housing Policy in the UK

Author: David Millins
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780230802681
Release Date: 2006-03-17
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Brian Lund
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447327073
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Peter Malpass
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349274437
Release Date: 1999-04-19
Genre: Housing policy

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

Author: Lund, Brian
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447330455
Release Date: 2017-04-26
Genre: Political Science

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.

Developments in British Public Policy

Author: Peter Dorey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781848606029
Release Date: 2005-10-18
Genre: Political Science

What have been the defining characteristics, trends and changes of Britain's post-war public policy? Developments in British Public Policy provides a comprehensive review of all the key public policy sectors in contemporary British Politics today. Each chapter is written by a leading authority on each policy sector, and includes definitions of key terms, examples and case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading. It will be essential reading for all students of contemporary British public policy and will serve as an ideal companion to Policy-Making in Britain: An Introduction.

The Right to Buy

Author: Murie, Alan
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447332091
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Political Science

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.

Housing and the Welfare State

Author: Peter Malpass
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0333962095
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Housing

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.

Directions in Housing Policy

Author: A. E. Holmans
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446226654
Release Date: 1997-01-28
Genre: Housing policy

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.

Key Issues in Housing

Author: Glen Bramley
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0333969138
Release Date: 2005-03-02
Genre: Political Science

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.

Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe

Author: Christoph U. Schmid
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781788113977
Release Date: 2018-01-26

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.

Housing Policy

Author: Paul N. Balchin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415252140
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

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.

In Defense of Housing

Author: Peter Marcuse
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781784783563
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Political Science

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 Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Author: Sheila B. Kamerman
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847420672
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

This title covers 15 countries in Europe and beyond bringing together leading academic experts to provide a unique insight into the past, present and future state of this key policy area.