The deepening housing crisis in Ireland is having profound social, political and economic impacts on equality, wellbeing and health. Hearn contextualises the Irish housing crisis within its broader global context by examining the origins of the contemporary crisis in terms of the extension of neoliberalism, marketisation and financialisation in housing.
Exposing the catastrophic depth of situation, he brings to the fore the personal voices, stories and perspectives of those most affected and the activists who are campaigning on the issue.
This book provides innovative global solutions for the crisis in housing and the development of housing initiatives that properly address inequality, climate change and citizenship exclusion.
Rory Hearne is a Lecturer in Social Policy at Maynooth University, Ireland.
Foreword: Special Rapporteur for Housing ~ Leilani Farhi;
The Crisis Now Affects Everyone: Inequality and New Housing Precariat;
The Long Roots of the Current Crisis;
The Latest Crisis: Financialisation, Austerity & the Takeover of Housing by Global Investors;
The Winners from the Housing Crisis and Inequality;
Housing as Home: the Impacts of Housing on Wellbeing;
Housing Protest and New Movements;
The Right to Housing;
Solutions: Public Housing For All;
Conclusion: A New Agenda for Housing.