1st Edition

The Right to a Decent House

ISBN 9780367682385
Published March 24, 2021 by Routledge
174 Pages

USD $110.00

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Book Description

Originally published in 1976, this book highlights the problems faced by many inner-city working class communities in 1970s Britain, with particular reference to the Gairbraid housing clearance area of Maryhill, Glasgow. It examines the policy of local authority re-housing. Both the policy and practice of re-housing is carefully analysed and the efficacy of community action illustrated and discussed.

Table of Contents

1. Housing: Shortage, Demand and Bureaucracy 2. From Youth Work to Community Action 3. Rehousing As An Issue 4. Forming the Garbraid Housing Committee 5. Organizing Before the Crisis 6. The Start of Rehousing 7. A Week of Action 8. The Threat of Many Gairbraids 9. Organizing For Representation 10. Protest at Clive House 11. The Committee in Retrospect 12. Reform Through Community Action.

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Sidney Jacobs.