From Public Housing To The Social Market

From Public Housing To The Social Market

by J Kemeny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415083656

ISBN-13: 9780415083652

Pub. Date: 11/10/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Jim Kemeny develops a conceptual framework to present a critical study of comparative rental markets. The framework centres around the concept of the process of maturation of cost rental housing and two policies for handling this which have been adopted by industrial societies. These are, firstly, the Anglo-Saxon "dualist" system, seen in Great Britain, Australia

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Jim Kemeny develops a conceptual framework to present a critical study of comparative rental markets. The framework centres around the concept of the process of maturation of cost rental housing and two policies for handling this which have been adopted by industrial societies. These are, firstly, the Anglo-Saxon "dualist" system, seen in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, and secondly, the Germanic "unitary market" system, seen in Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. Using a comparative approach based around international case studies, Jim Kemeny shows how each system stems from different power structures, is governed by different policy strategies, and is informed by different ideological views of how markets operate. Offering a radical critique of the orthodox view, it is argued that the time is now right for English-speaking nations to abandon state control over cost renting but allow to it to compete directly with profit renting, as in the "unitary market" model. International in scope, this volume should be of interest to researchers in housing, sociology and related fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415083652
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/10/1994
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction3
1Profit markets and social markets6
2The Romeo error in comparative renting21
3Policy constructivism and the concept of maturation37
4Reconceptualising rental systems49
5Power, ideology and rental market policy structuring61
6Case studies in the maturation process77
7Command policies99
8Market policies114
9Unitary rental markets: towards a systematisation131
10From command economy to the social market151
11Wider issues: housing and the welfare state168
Summary and conclusions176
Glossary of concepts181
Notes183
References186
Index191

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