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Housing politics in the United Kingdom : power, planning and protest

Author: Brian Lund
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2016. ©2016
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Affordable housing in the United Kingdom has become an ever more potent issue in recent years, as rapid population growth and a long-term lag in new housing construction have combined to making finding secure, affordable housing difficult for a broad range of people. This book uses insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism, and social constructionism to lay bare the historically entrenched power  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lund
ISBN: 9781447327073 1447327071 9781447327080 144732708X
OCLC Number: 944087285
Description: vi, 362 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface;Housing and politics;Land politics;Urban renewal: Fencing the cities;Private landlords: `Rachman' or `residential property owner'?;A property-owning democracy?;Eclipsing council housing;`Bending the `third arm': Politicians and housing associations;Homelessness politics;Devolution: Where's the difference?;Conclusion: What next?.
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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  Read more...

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"A valuable addition to literature on the development of housing policy in the UK ,incorporating rich insights from political debates that have shaped policy." Alan Murie, university of Birmingham "A Read more...

 
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