Housing, Markets and Policy
This book of specially commissioned essays by distinguished housing scholars addresses the big issues in contemporary debates about housing and housing policy in the UK. Setting out a distinctive and coherent analysis, it steers a course between those accounts that rely on economic theory and analysis and those that emphasize policy.
It is informed by the idea that the 1970s was a pivotal decade in the second half of the twentieth century, and that since that time there has been a profound transformation in the housing system and housing policy in the UK. The contributors describe, analyze and explain aspects of that transformation, as a basis for understanding the present and thinking about the future. The analysis of housing is set within an understanding of the wider changes affecting the economy and the welfare state since the crises of the mid 1970s.
1. Introduction Peter Malpass 2. Housing Policy and the Housing System in the 1970s Chris Watson and Pat Niner 3. A Privileged State? Council Housing as Social Escalator Ray Forrest 4. The Right to Buy Colin Jones 5. The Evolution of Stock Transfer: Privatisation or Towards Re-Nationalisation? David Mullins and Hal Pawson 6. The Rise (and Rise?) of Housing Associations Peter Malpass 7. The Transformation of Private Renting Peter A. Kemp 8. Home Ownership: Where Now? Peter Williams 9. Meeting the Demand for New Housing Glen Bramley 10. Competitiveness and social exclusion: the importance of place and rescaling in housing and regeneration policies Peter Lee 11. The Sustainable Communities: Housing, Dogma and the Opportunities Missed Rob Rowlands 12. Rediscovering Housing Policy: Back to the Future? Alan Murie 13. Conclusions and Questions about the Future Chris Paris