He is now pursuing a PhD on the role of the global city network in international economic development, focused on African cities. Underpinned by four supporting research projects, the study will assist governments in fostering the additional capacity needed to facilitate further transitioning of public housing into not for profit agency control. The debate should stretch further than this. This book lives up to the promise of its title and tackles the housing debate. This book has been written to persuade students of social and public policy to take housing seriously.
What can be learned from overseas experience of social housing restructuring and affordable housing industry development? Finally this book reflects on the position of housing and housing policy in the post-credit crunch era with the Brown government seeking to expand a social housing programme and revive the housing market. 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. To be sure of a good performance, instruments of governance need to be in tune with the characteristics of the network. The E-mail message field is required. More than a question of how best to satisfy housing demand, Lowe argues that housing policies must also be understood in terms of the whole architecture of the welfare regime.
It provides a very timely analysis as policymakers turn again to reconsider housing policy in the face of slow economic growth, accelerating private rents, and projections for the costs of social care for an ageing population. Housing is not simply an end in itself, but is also a means to fulfil other needs. The data were derived from a questionnaire held in 1993 among renters and homeowners in these neighborhoods. It will be essential reading for all students and practitioners of housing and those concerned with how social and public policy is being shaped in the 21st century. Six neighborhoods in Randstad Holland were selected, each representing a given building period. As a result the home has become a lynchpin of modern family life and the 21st century welfare state.
Some of Saunders' insights are substantiated by the results of the analysis, but other conclusions are not confirmed. The link is debated between housing and welfare state development, including comparisons between Britain and other countries. Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how today's housing economy works. The Housing Debate is remarkably well-structured and digestible for a piece of academic work, writes Kerwin Datu, but it would have been wonderful if the author had found a way to include where we can go next. The collection opens with an overview of the historical context and recent changes to the sector, such as the rapid and continued expansion of the buy-to-let market, followed by a discussion of the factors shaping the contemporary market. It is very well-written and structured into nine chapters, each of which tells a clear story with a useful overview at the beginning and a summary and a list of further reading at the end. We calculated the user cost over the period 1978 to 1993 for six different neighborhoods with a stock similar of owner-occupied and rented dwellings.
Provides an excellent introduction to housing studies. The reader is left with the sense that one still does not know any better how to navigate the future, despite the exemplary history lesson that one has just received. This is a scoping study with the immediate aim of reviewing links between housing and productivity. Overall, it represents a major contribution to housing studies and to the wider welfare state literature. His recent research focuses on the relationship between housing and welfare state change. Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk.
Deborah Phillips, Greater London Council 1986. Stuart Lowe, The Housing Debate, Policy Press, 2011, 1 847 42273 6, pbk, 280pp, £14. This volume is based on new, original research which brings together specialists in housing policy and legal studies, with their common and increasingly interdependent knowledge base about the privately rented sector and its future direction. The Housing Debate does not entertain such discussions, but at least it leaves readers better informed to speculate for themselves. It will be essential reading for all students and practitioners of housing and those concerned with how social and public policy is being shaped in the 21st century. What happens when the state begins to depend on housing to fund our welfare needs, rather than the other way around? National figures elucidate the differences between income groups and over time. The book focuses on Britain, with very well-documented comparative reflections in the various chapters.
As Editor-in-chief of , he receives and publishes essays and magazine articles on issues affecting urban development in cities around the world, and is always open to submissions from new contributors. His books include Urban Social Movements and Housing Policy Analysis both Palgrave Macmillan and a best-selling textbook with John Hudson, Understanding the Policy Process The Policy Press. This review was first published on the on 18th March 2012. Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical points. This transformation has sparked a lively debate on regulation and the role of the government in social housing. His recent research focuses on the relationship between housing and welfare state change.
Indeed, its introductory style is occasionally prone to over-simplify, oto gloss over important subtleties. The longer, broader aim of the report is to encourage housing sector advocates, practitioners and policy-makers to become better equipped to argue economic cases for housing and for equivalent groups dealing with economic policy and local economic development strategies to be more aware of the economic consequences of housing outcomes. In The Housing Debate, , Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York, does not attempt to tackle these debates head on, but instead provides readers with a solid historical, geographic and theoretical foundation on which to build their views. Features 24 original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews. He focuses on the divergence of a municipal approach to housing in Britain, where state housing was an acceptable response to a dwindling private rented market, and Germany, where a social insurance model and related scepticism of a statist approach helped more diverse provision to develop through housing co-operatives. The government is not the dominant party in this scenario, but one of several players with their own specific goals and resources.