Housing in the European Countryside provides an overview of the housing pressures and policy challenges facing Europe, while highlighting critical differences. By drawing on contemporary research work of leading authors in the fields of housing studies, rural geography and planning, the book provides an introduction to housing issues across the European countryside for those who have hitherto been unexposed to such concerns, and who wish to gain some basic insight.
This in-depth review of housing pressure in the European countryside reveals both the form, nature and variety of problems now being experienced in different parts of Europe, in addition to outlining policy solutions that are being provided by member states and other agencies in meeting the rural housing challenge at this time and in the years ahead.
1. Introduction 2. Theories and Levels of Comparative Analysis Part 1: Cohesive, Cultures, Regulatory Regimes 3. Norway 4. Sweden 5. The Netherlands 6. France Part 2: Atomistic Cultures, Laissez-Faire Regimes 7. Italy 8. Spain 9. Ireland Part 3: Divisive Cultures, Unstable Regimes 10. England 11. Scotland 12. Wales 13. Housing Pressure in the European Countryside: A Power Regime Perspective 14. Conclusions