International Perspectives on Homelessness

International Perspectives on Homelessness

by Valerie Suransky Polakow
     
 

Homelessness strikes in all types of nations, from wealthy western nations to poor undeveloped countries. Each government and culture attends to this worldwide problem differently. This work collects eleven case studies of selected countries from around the world in order to offer a wide perspective on the dilemma of homelessness. Students can use this ready

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Homelessness strikes in all types of nations, from wealthy western nations to poor undeveloped countries. Each government and culture attends to this worldwide problem differently. This work collects eleven case studies of selected countries from around the world in order to offer a wide perspective on the dilemma of homelessness. Students can use this ready reference to compare and contrast homelessness populations, analyze the ways in which various countries approach this issue, and to evaluate what is precluding and encouraging this reaching issue.

The problem of homelessness is clearly defined here from a global perspective. In addition, the history and resulting conflicts that have risen from homelessness are outlined. This ready reference analyzes the metamorphosis of the homelessness, what solutions have been suggested, and how effective these solutions have been. Students will learn to think critically about homelessness and what the future holds for each country as it battles with this seemingly unavoidable occurence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313308550
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Controversies in Science Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Changing Face of Homelessness in Europe3
2Homelessness in Sweden: An Avoidable Problem39
3Understanding Homelessness and Social Policy in Denmark65
4Homelessness in Germany: Housing Poverty in a Wealthy Country85
5Homelessness in a Mediterranean Country: The Case of Greece119
6Housing and Homelessness in England135
7"Share the Spirit": Homelessness in Australia161
8Poverty Amidst Plenty: Homelessness in the United States195
9Bringing It All Back Home: Homelessness and Alternative Housing Policies among Urban Squatters in Buenos Aires, Argentina215
10Democracy and Homelessness in Brazil239
11Mapping the Terrains of Homelessness in Postcolonial Kenya263
12Houses for All? Post-Apartheid Housing Policy and Shelter Needs in South Africa289
Index309
About the Contributors315

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