Publishing with a purpose
The right to buy and the desire to own
This book seeks to understand the Right to Buy, the most controversial housing policy of the last 30 years, on its own terms, rather than most studies which focus on its negative impact. It explains how the policy links with a coherent ideology based on self-interest and the care of things close to us.
Policy, Poverty, and Parenting
The book is the only book-length treatment of New Labour's approach to child poverty, and examines initiatives such as Sure Start, the influence of research on inter-generational continuities, and its new stance on social exclusion.
This book examines income-related housing allowance schemes in advanced welfare states as well as in transition economies of central and eastern Europe as a more efficient way to help tenants than rent controls or 'bricks and mortar' subsidies to landlords.
Perspectives, policy and practice
This book is the first comprehensive exploration of an issue of growing importance to policy makers, academics, practitioners and students. It brings together contributions from prominent scholars to provide a range of theoretical perspectives, analysis and research about the role of housing and urban governance in addressing anti-social behaviour.
Visions of housing futures
Despite the improved supply and quality of housing in the UK and Europe, the future of housing remains uncertain. Is decent, affordable housing an achievable goal? How far will governments seek to shape the market and respond to demographic pressures? This book looks at the big questions housing as a key indicator of social and economic well-being.
A pathways approach
This book offers a fresh new approach to the study of housing, exploring the meaning that housing has for individuals and households by examining 'housing pathways'. Although drawing on British experiences, the methodology and theoretical framework used are applicable to the study of housing in any national context.
This book makes a timely contribution to the current political and policy debate on immigration to Europe. Set within the context of immigrant social exclusion and marginalisation, it examines in detail the problematic relationship between migrants, their access to adequate housing and increasing vulnerability to homelessness.
The evolution of stock transfer housing associations
This report presents the findings of the first in-depth research into the organisations being created through the stock transfer process; their organisational culture, governance arrangements and staff management practices. It also investigates the role of Transfer HAs as developers and their evolving relationships with the local authorities.
New challenges and good practice
This study critically examines the role of housing associations in responding to the needs of women who have become homeless due to domestic violence.
Older people's services in transition
Social policy agendas have generally failed to take account of the actual or potential role played by social alarms and telecare.
This book draws on research and practice throughout the developed world. It documents the emergence of these important technologies and considers their potential in healthcare, social welfare and housing.