"This book is very persuasive... but all should value the analysis of housing policy even if they do not agree with King's argument."
Conservative Consensus?: Housing Policy before 1997 and Afterby Peter King
New Labour would like to portray 1997 as a new beginning for public policy, but Peter King argues that we now have, in housing and in other areas of public policy, a consensus based on Thatcherite reforms. He explores the particularly conservative understanding of housing that transformed public attitudes in the 1980s and 1990s, and the impact it still has on policy.This book is written with non-housing specialists in mind, and will be of interest to students of housing, urban studies, public policy and politics, at both undergraduate and higher levels.
Meet the Author
Peter King has been at De Montfort University since 1993 and undertakes research in the areas of conservative social thought, social philosophy and housing policy, with books and papers on rights, needs and choice. Peter also has written on housing finance and subsidy systems. His recent projects include the second edition of 'Understanding Housing Finance', published by Routledge in 2009; 'Housing Policy Transformed on the Right to Buy', published by Policy Press in 2010; and a book on the Coalition government in the UK called 'The New Politics' to be published in May 2011 by Policy Press.
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