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Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Edited by Peter A. Kemp

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.

Policy Press

Hope Under Neoliberal Austerity

Responses from Civil Society and Civic Universities

This book explores the ways in which communities are responding today’s society as government policies are increasingly promoting privatisation, deregulation and individualisation of responsibilities, providing insights into the efficacy of these approaches through key policy issues including access to food, education and health.

Policy Press

Home ownership in a risk society

A social analysis of mortgage arrears and possessions

The emergence of high levels of unsustainable home ownership has many consequences for social and public policy. Using a wide range of methodological strategies, including in-depth qualitative interviews, this book paints a rich empirical picture of the causes, socio-economic distribution and social consequences of mortgage arrears and possessions.

Policy Press

Finance for Housing

An Introduction

In this much-needed text, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable.

Policy Press

The Fall and Rise of Social Housing

100 Years on 20 Estates

Using a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council estates in the UK, this book examines what we can learn from council housing’s failings and successes for building sustainable communities in the future.

Policy Press

Estate Regeneration and Its Discontents

Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Using original interviews with estate residents in London, Watt provides a vivid account of estate regeneration and its impacts on marginalised communities in London, showing their experiences and perspectives. He demonstrates the dramatic impacts that regeneration and gentrification can have on socio-spatial inequality.

Policy Press

The Essential Guide to Planning Law

Decision-Making and Practice in the UK

Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive yet concise text book gives students essential background and contextual information supported by practical and applied discussion to help even those with no planning law knowledge engage in the subject and understand planning in the real world.

Policy Press

English Planning in Crisis

10 Steps to a Sustainable Future

This book is a manifesto for a new planning system in England. Reflecting on controversial new Government reforms and deregulation, the authors draw on policy and practice examples from across the UK and internationally to challenge the current English system and ignite debate about its future.

Policy Press

Ending Homelessness?

The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not.

Policy Press

Enabling Participatory Planning

Planning Aid and Advocacy in Neoliberal Times

Policy Press

Disabled people and housing

Choices, opportunities and barriers

By examining policy, meanings of 'home' and potential barriers to housing options, this book provides a comprehensive overview and investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective.

Policy Press

Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes

A Guide to Collaborative Practice in the UK

Examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe.

Policy Press