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The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

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 ... More


Introduction

Karen Lucas

in Running on empty: Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345707
eISBN:
9781447303282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the topics covered by this book. Traditionally, transport has not appeared as a topic of analysis in the social sciences; equally its social effects have tended to be ... More


Ownership

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Before the NHS came into being, virtually all hospitals were built and funded either by the state or local government, or by various charities. The dominant medical culture has encouraged doctors to ... More


Rural low-cost home ownership

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent, and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question: Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423856
eISBN:
9781447303985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423856.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

While no country in Britain is yet entirely a ‘nation of homeowners’, each has seen a movement in this direction for several decades. Among the countries in Europe, Britain has one of the highest ... More


Avoiding race or following the racial scripts? Obama and race in the recessionary period of the colorblind era

Kathleen Odell Korgen and David L. Brunsma

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An examination of the intersections between race, class and multiracial identity during the 2010 U.S. recession. Provides a unique focus on the ways in which President Obama's upbringing during the ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sums up and reflects on the key themes discussed in the book. Its purpose has been to contribute to the re-connection of housing to comparative welfare state scholarship and to provide a ... More


Going private?

Mark Drakeford

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter One provided a comprehensive taxonomy of the ways in which the term ‘modernisation’ in the Blair years was deployed by the government and understood by those who sought to analyse it in ... More


Value, virtue and justice

Bill Jordan

in Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines how moral issues have been obscured rather than clarified by Third Way institutions and discourses, but how, in spite of this, underlying ethical questions emerge and demand ... More


Local migration cultures: compulsion and sacrifice

Anne White

in Polish families and migration since EU accession

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428202
eISBN:
9781447303008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores facets of the local migration culture in places like Grajewo and Sanok, attitudes that promote migration in certain circumstances and for certain objectives. It presents ... More


The public service consumer as member

Richard Simmons and Johnston Birchall

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that the idea of membership has an important place in discussions of the consumer in public services. However, there is currently insufficient clarity about the term and its ... More


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