This wide-ranging exploration of the key contemporary relationships between social change and housing is both policy-oriented and theoretical, drawing on a group of internationally-respected academics. It is also multidisciplinary, incorporating sociology, economics, social policy and human geography perspective. Its international perspective is rooted in its examination of issues such as economic insecurity and instability, social diversity, financial and social exclusion, sustainability, privatisation and state legitimacy, the interaction of the global and the local across three continents.
'This volume does … provide a most stimulating and valuable contribution to widening horizons in housing studies.' - Stuart Cameron, Urban Studies
Part 1: State Intervention and Housing Provision Part 2: Globalization, Postmodernity and Housing Part 3: The Changing Context for Home Ownership Part 4: Sustainable Development, Sustainable Communities Part 5: Summing Up