Housing Policy in the UK is a major new textbook that traces the emergence of a 'new comprehensive housing policy' in the wake of the Communities Plan and regionalisation. Grounded in cutting-edge research and analysis, it provides a clear account of the evolution and current dimensions and tensions at the heart of this policy.
About the Author
DAVID MULLINS is Reader in Housing Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.
ALAN MURIE is Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- The Origins of Housing Policy to 1979.- Housing Under the Conservatives 1979-1997.- Housing Under New Labour 1997-2004.- Homeownership in Transition.- Deregulating the Private Rented Sector.- Transforming the Governance, Management and Regulation of Social Housing.- Policies and Problems in Social Housing Finance.- Incorporating the Non-Profit Sector.- Choice and Control: Social Housing Management and Access to Social Housing.- Housing, Social Care, and Supporting People.- Social Exclusion, Housing and Neighbourhood Renewal.- Private Sector Housing Renewal.- A New Comprehensive Housing Policy Overcoming Fragmentation or Managing Complexity?.
What People are Saying About This
This important book will serve both as an essential reference and a very lively stimulant.' - Malcolm Harrison, Public Administration '
...a readable and interesting book, well-written, engaging and up-to-date...offers new and insightful angles on recent housing policy developments and trends...This book is to be recommended to students, academics and professionals interested in the field of housing policy.' - Andrew R. Tallon, Local Government Studies '
Overall this book is a comprehsensive assesment in the UK housing policy from the early 20th century right up to current times, offering some food for thought on future developments.' - Helen Rankine, Social Policy and Social Work
'[W]ell written and illustrated... provides a good general overview of the evolution of housing policy along with an informed discussion of some of the major recent developments.' - Colin Wood, Town Planning Review