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Gypsies and Travellers in Housing

The Decline of Nomadism

This is the first published research from the UK to address the neglected topic of the increasing settlement of Gypsies and Travellers in conventional housing. It highlights the complex and emergent tensions and dynamics inherent when policy and popular discourse combine to frame ethnic populations within a narrative of movement.

Policy Press

Neighbourhood Planning

Communities, Networks and Governance

Neighbourhood Planning offers a critical analysis of community-based planning activity in England, framed within a broader view of collaborative rationality and its limits.

Policy Press

Mixed Communities

Gentrification by Stealth?

This book draws together a range of case studies by international experts to assess the impacts of social mix policies and the degree to which they might represent gentrification by stealth.

Policy Press

Housing transitions through the life course

Aspirations, needs and policy

Lifetime attitudes to housing have changed, with new population dynamics driving the market and a greater emphasis on consumption. This important contribution to the literature argues that how we think about households and their housing needs to be recast to acknowledge this changed environment and provide a more powerful conceptual framework.

Policy Press

The rural housing question

Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Taking an integrated approach, this book provides an analysis of the complexity of housing and development tensions in the rural areas of England, Wales and Scotland.

Policy Press

Housing policy transformed

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 Press

New Labour's countryside

Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Edited by Michael Woods

A timely and critical review and analysis of the development and implementation of New Labour's rural policies since 1997.

Policy Press

From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion

Policy, poverty, and parenting

This book explores the history of debates over 'transmitted deprivation' and their relationship with current initiatives on social exclusion. Acknowledging the intellectual debt that New Labour owes to Sir Keith Joseph, the author highlights striking similarities between the Government's attempts to tackle social exclusion and earlier debates.

Policy Press

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.

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Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour

Perspectives, policy and practice

Edited by John Flint

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.

Policy Press

Building on the past

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.

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The meaning of housing

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.

Policy Press