Two steps forward

Two steps forward

by Dave Cowan
     
 

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While the future shape and direction of housing policy is uncertain, the process of transformation looks set to continue. A wide range of housing policy initiatives emerged during the first term of the New Labour government and 2000 saw the publication of the first major policy statement on housing for over 10 years - the government's much anticipated Housing

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While the future shape and direction of housing policy is uncertain, the process of transformation looks set to continue. A wide range of housing policy initiatives emerged during the first term of the New Labour government and 2000 saw the publication of the first major policy statement on housing for over 10 years - the government's much anticipated Housing Green Paper. This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the debate. Bringing together leading scholars from the fields of housing law and housing policy, it aims to engage with the central concerns of policy and to demonstrate that the parallel debates of housing studies and socio-legal studies can be strengthened by a fuller exchange of ideas. Each chapter examines a key theme in contemporary housing policy and seeks to locate policy in relation to broader theoretical debates about the provision of social welfare. Two steps forward is essential reading for academics, students and policy makers with an interest in housing policy and law, as well as students on wider social policy, public administration, policy and management courses.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

The publication of this book is very welcome. It provides us with a detailed analysis of current developments in housing policy and reminds us of the social and policy contexts within which any proposals for reform of the law must be located. Martin Partington, Law Commissioner for England and Wales

This collection provides students of public law and social and public policy with an invaluable assessment of the state of housing policy. The pairing of law and policy around key themes is a unique and valuable contribution. Stuart Lowe, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

... a heavyweight analysis of New Labour's housing policy ... will fascinate housing scholars. Axis

... a comprehensive and welcome addition to the colloquy on the current state of housing policy in this country. Roof

... a stimulating collection of essays containing both practical observations and theoretical consideration of the basis and direction of New Labour's 'Third Way' in housing. SCOLAG Legal Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861342294
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
07/18/2001
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Dave Cowan, Department of Law, University of Bristol and Alex Marsh, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

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