The Politics of Social Housing in Britain

The Politics of Social Housing in Britain

by Jamileh Manoochehri

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Overview

This book investigates the relationship between the dominant ideologies of British public life in the second half of the twentieth century and the quality of the social housing built during this period. The author compares award-winning housing projects from the 1960s and the 1980s, projects that represent two major milestones in the development of state-provided housing in Britain. Her detailed analysis looks beyond the superficial appearance of housing policy in these two contrasting periods and provides fascinating insights into the substance of the changes that took place. The book examines the influence of universalist and selectivist approaches to social housing and asks important questions about the connection between social values and government policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034307192
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/10/2012
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jamileh Manoochehri is a Senior Lecturer at the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association and practised for more than twenty years, during which she was involved in the design of social housing and public buildings. She holds a PhD from University College London.

Table of Contents

Contents: Milestones in Housing Policy – Social Policy, Housing and Social Values – Ideology and Social Values – Perception of Social Values – Empirical Evidence.

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