Understanding Housing Policy (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice) (Paperback)

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Understanding Housing Policy (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice) (Paperback)


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What are the major housing problems in contemporary Britain, and how effective are the policies designed to tackle them? Since the second edition of Understanding Housing Policy was published in 2011, political and financial circumstances have transformed the answers to these questions. In this fully updated third edition, Brian Lund both explores how these policies developed and were implemented under the UK Coalition Government and looks ahead to the possible revisions under the new Conservative Government. Integrating the previous edition with new discussions of such subjects as the austerity agenda following the credit crunch, the impact of the Coalition Government’s housing policies, and new policy ideas, Lund offers keen insight into the pervasive impact of need, demand, and supply as applied to the housing market and austerity policies.
Brian Lund is a visiting lecturer and research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447330448
ISBN-10: 1447330447
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2017
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice
“An excellent update that puts current housing policy into an historical context. This will be very helpful to my students.”
— Alan Winter, London South Bank University

“This is a refreshing and different contribution to the literature. It clearly will prove of considerable value as an introductory textbook and it may be more accessible to undergraduates than the other books available.”
— Housing Studies Association Newsletter, on previous edition

Understanding Housing Policy is an insightful exploration of contemporary housing problems and an excellent introduction to the subject.”
— Social Policy, on previous edition

“Should be on the bookshelf of anyone, novice or veteran, interested in UK housing policy, and will be essential for undergraduate and graduate students specializing in the area.”
— Housing Studies Journal, on previous edition

“An excellent historical and theoretical review of housing policy: thoughtful, well informed, critical, and up to date.”
— Chris Paris, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, on previous edition