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The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe


A key theme in this book is the idea that ‘housing’ is particularly in need of analysis over long time periods and how, as a result, it acts to embed social and political cultures. The first part of the book is an outline of the UK case using this perspective. In the long story of the growth of the home-owning society also lies the foundation of housing's impact on re-shaping the contemporary welfare state. This theme is taken up in the second part of the text. Housing has been a neglected area in the comparative welfare state literature, often not considered as a main welfare ‘pillar’. This b ... More

Keywords: policy, welfare state, home ownership, mortgage markets, social housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422736
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Lowe, author