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Understanding Housing Policy (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series) [Paperback]

Brian Lund
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13 April 2011 184742631X 978-1847426314 2nd Revised edition
What are the major housing problems in contemporary Britain? How effective are the policies designed to tackle these problems? These are the central questions this book sets out to answer, using a critical approach to identifying housing problems and the formation of policy. Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy. The second edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and includes a new chapter on the political processes involved in the construction and delivery of housing policies. In addition, the new edition: · reviews theoretical perspectives helpful in understanding the normative dimensions of housing policy; · examines explanations of policy development and implementation processes; · explores the development of housing policy in the United Kingdom; · contains a chapter on comparative housing policy; · examines a number of contemporary housing problems: affordability; homelessness; low demand and neighbourhood deprivation; overcrowding; multi-occupation; 'decent' homes and 'sustainable' housing. · devotes a chapter to the relationship between housing and social justice; · includes an assessment of the impact of New Labour's housing policies and the policy orienation of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Policy Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (13 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184742631X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847426314
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 17 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent historical and theoretical review of housing policy: thoughtful, well informed, critical and up to date." --Chris Paris, Professor of Housing Studies, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

"It does such an excellent job of outlining the basic issues that face us in that intransigent and interdisciplinary policy area which is housing policy" --Canadian Journal of Urban Research, review of 1st edition

"Understanding Housing Policy is an insightful exploration of contemporary housing problems and an excellent introduction to the subject." --Social Policy, review of 1st edition

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Brian Lund is Principal Lecturer in Social Policy at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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5.0 out of 5 stars SO HELPFUL FOR MY UNIVERSITY COURSE 19 Feb 2012
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This book has helped me immensely understand in "easy terms" how housing policy and practices works. Very straight foward and easy to interpret.
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