This book presents a series of debates arising from the housing needs of different EU countries. The authors address key issues by examining in turn:
* the consequences of European integration for different housing markets * the impact of the Maastricht Treaty and other policy documents * the social consequences of integration including income distribution, homelessness and marginal housing estates
* current housing policy in the Nordic countries and in Eastern Europe.
Mark Kleinman is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Walter Matznetter is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography of the University of Vienna and Mark Stephens is Lecturer at the Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies, University of Glasgow
'This is an excellent contribution to the knowledge of housing in Europe and its likely evolution in the near future. It has many strengths and will be an important source for researchers interested in comparative housing studies. And I do think that the 15 chapters are a great contribution in answering the two main research questions considered by the editors. It is a book to be recommended to both academics and practitioners concerned with housing policy and practice in Europe.' - Tesq Vol 91, 2000
'Valuable not only as a 'book about Europe', but as an aid to placing national examples into a wider cross-national and EU-wide setting.' - Housing Studies