Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Britain, France and Germany

Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Britain, France and Germany

by Mark Kleinman
     
 

Mark Kleinman's new book explains what has happened to housing policy in Europe over the last two decades, and what housing policy can tell us about welfare development more generally over the period. Housing policy occupies a unique place in public policy at the intersection of social with economic policy, involving a mixed economy of welfare. Consequently, Dr…  See more details below

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Mark Kleinman's new book explains what has happened to housing policy in Europe over the last two decades, and what housing policy can tell us about welfare development more generally over the period. Housing policy occupies a unique place in public policy at the intersection of social with economic policy, involving a mixed economy of welfare. Consequently, Dr Kleinman's study offers insights into the future direction of public policy as a whole, the balance between economic and social goals, and the relative weighting given to free markets and state intervention in a variety of countries.

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Kleinman (social policy, London School of Economics and Political Science) explains the divergence in European housing policy over the past two decades between the concerns of the poor and those of the better off. He shows how the legal, financial, and economic debates have increasingly centered on the interests of the well-housed, owner-occupied majority rather than on the impoverished minority who are poorly housed or homeless. Especially in Britain, he says, the trend can be seen in elections being won and lost on mortgage rates rather than on the level of housing output or homelessness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858984513
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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