1st Edition

Housing Policy in Europe

Edited By Dr Paul Balchin Copyright 1996
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    Housing Policy in Europe provides a comprehensive introduction to the economic, political and social issues of housing across the continent.
    The changing policy and practice of housing in fifteen countries from across Northern, Western, Southern and Central Europe are described, analyzed and compared.
    The book explains why different systems of tenure are dominant in different groups of countries, and the extent to which housing policies within these countries conform to different welfare systems.
    It reveals how owner-occupation has taken over from social housing as the chosen system of tenure and how this reflects a political and economic shift, from social democracy or communism to neo-liberalism across Europe.

    1. Introduction PART I. THE PRIMACY OF PRIVATE RENTED HOUSING 2. Introduction 3. Switzerland 4. Germany PART II. THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL HOUSING 5. Introduction 6. The Netherlands 7. Sweden 8. Austria 9. France PART III. THE DOMINANCE OF OWNER-OCCUPATION 10. Introduction 11. Ireland 12. Spain 13. Italy 14. United Kingdom PART IV. HOUSING IN TRANSITION 15. Introduction 16. Hungary 17. The Czech Republic 18. Poland 19. Slovenia 20. Croatia 21. Conclusions.


    Paul Balchin