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Housing and Residential Structure
Alternative Approaches

ISBN 9780367756673
Published December 1, 2021 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1980, Housing and Residential Structure was written to take stock of the many changes that had recently taken place in explanatory approaches to housing markets and residential structure.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One focuses on the demand-orientated approaches of human ecology and neo-classical economics. Part Two discusses the institutional approaches with reference to an analysis of private and public sector housing in Britain, drawing on illustrative material from North America and France to aid the comparative analysis of institutional structures. Part Three is devoted to an evaluation of the Marxist approaches to housing and residential structure from Marx and Engels to Castells and Harvey.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Approaches to Housing in Urban Spacial Structure; Part One: Perspectives on Housing and Residential Structure: Early Formulations, Criticisms and Recent Developments; 2: The Ecological Tradition; 3: Neo-Classical Economic Models; 4: Behavioural Perspectives and Urban Spatial; 5: Power, Conflict and Urban Managerialism; Part Two: Institutional Structures and Constraints in Housing Markets; 6: The Role of Agents in the Private Housing Market; 7: Public Policy, Local Government and Urban Housing Markets; Part Three: Marxist Approaches to Housing and Residential Structure; 8: Marxist Theory and Marxist Method: An Introduction; 9: Marxist Approaches to Housing: an Overview; 10: Integrated Theories of Housing, Urbanisation and Capital Accumulation: the Work of Castells and Harvey; 11: Themes and Controversies in Marxist Approaches to Housing; Bibliography; Index

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