Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Housing, social policy and differenceDisability, ethnicity, gender and housing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Malcolm Harrison

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343055

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343055.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) One Introduction
Source:
Housing, social policy and difference
Author(s):

Malcolm Harrison

Cathy Davis

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343055.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theoretical issues, starting with the impact of ‘difference’ and diversity. It points out the continuing significance of the ongoing structural forces that condition the choices of people, and looks at how to bring experiential diversity and the effects of structure together in a simple model. The discussion introduces two terms, social regulation and difference within difference, which are used further on in the book. The chapter also provides an analysis in relation to welfare state theory, which is then followed by an outline of the material on the policy context and a summary of the UK welfare state changes since the end of the 1970s.

Keywords:   theoretical issues, structural forces, effects of structure, social regulation, difference within difference, welfare state theory, UK welfare state

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.