The Dynamics of Local Housing Policy
A Study of Council Housing Renewal in the London Borough of Hackney
First published in 1999, this study features Keith Jacobs examining housing practice through a detailed analysis of processes that surround a large-scale housing regeneration initiative in the London Borough of Hackney. It forms part of a series incorporating a wide range of approaches to urban and regional studies, with an emphasis on original research linking theory and practice. The series is of interest to those working in planning, geography, economics, sociology, public administration and political science.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. Part 1. Theoretical Approach. 2. Theory and Method. Part 2. The National Context: Structures and Policy Linkages. 3. The Influences on Housing Policy and the Changes to the Local State. 4. Central and Local Government Policy Networks. Part 3. The Local Context: Organisations and Agents. 5. The Background to the Changes and the Legacy of the 1980s. 6. The Politics of Partnership: Private Sector Activity and Housing Renewal. 7. Housing Association Activity and the Impact of Competition. 8. ‘The Last Great Untouched Territory’: The Role of Estate Managers. 9. Housing Practice and the Politics of Participation. 10. ‘Politics in Transition’: Councillors’ Perceptions of Decision-making and Partnership. 11. Conclusion.