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Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Brian Lund


Housing has been labelled a ‘wicked’ problem: complex, territorial, open-ended and intractable. This book underscores the role of politics in generating this ‘wickedness’, highlighting the ‘actors’ engaged in the process within their political institutions and the entrenched territorial electoral politics involved in the ‘housing question’. It concentrates on the preparing, disputing and implementing policy rather than on policy outcomes and the social and economic determinants ― industrialisation, capitalism, globalisation ― of continuity and change. The major theoretical approaches framing i ... More

Keywords: power, planning, protest, politics, territorial, actors, governmentality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327073
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Lund, author
Manchester Metropolitan University