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Planet homeless : governance arrangements in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Glasgow

Author: Nienke Fredrika Boesveldt
Publisher: Hague, Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, 2015. ©2015
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Nowadays, homelessness is predominantly a local responsibility. The policy challenges that local authorities face in dealing with this issue are complex or, according to some commentators, can even be described as ""wicked."" Until recently, local authorities have had limited success in addressing homelessness for reasons including a lack of information and fragmentation of services, to name just a couple. In a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boesveldt, Nienke Fredrika.
Planet homeless : governance arrangements in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Glasgow.
Hague, Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, ©2015
ix, 222 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nienke Fredrika Boesveldt
ISBN: 9789462743182 9462743185
OCLC Number: 912321185
Language Note: In English, with summary in Dutch.
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Preface; Table of Contents; 1. The research problem of homelessness; 2. The governance perspective; 2.1 Governance: policy, structure and management; 2.2 Quality of output and outcome; 2.3 Conceptual model and hypotheses; 3. Comparative case study design; 3.1 Selection of cases; 3.2 Methods; 4. Scandinavian case: Copenhagen; 4.1 Problematic policy; 4.2 Archipelago structure; 4.3 Highly flexible management; 4.4 Questionable output; 4.5 Congested outcome; 5 Anglo-Saxon case: Glasgow; 5.1 A policy of self-responsibility; 5.2 Centralised structure. 5.3 Corporate-style management5.4 Success on targeted preventative output; 5.5 Improved outcome; 6. Continental case: Amsterdam; 6.1 Specialised policy; 6.2 Intense and exclusive structures; 6.3 Games of management; 6.4 High risk targeted output; 6.5 Varying outcomes; 7. Comparative analysis of empirical findings; 7.1 Variation in governance arrangements; 7.2 Variation in the quality of outputs and outcomes; 7.3 Testing three hypotheses; 8. Conclusion and discussion; 8.1 Answer to the central question; 8.2 Theoretical implications; 8.3 Practical implications. 8.4 Recommendation for further studyDutch summary; English summary; Appendices; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Nienke Fredrika Boesveldt.

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Nowadays, homelessness is predominantly a local responsibility. The policy challenges that local authorities face in dealing with this issue are complex or, according to some commentators, can even be described as ""wicked."" Until recently, local authorities have had limited success in addressing homelessness for reasons including a lack of information and fragmentation of services, to name just a couple. In a new attempt to face up to these challenges, several northern European metropolises have published similar strategic approaches to ending homelessness. By studying their policy, structur.

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