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Biography as empowering practice: lessons from research

Joanna Bornat and Jan Walmsley

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the way of positioning biographical research and practice on a top-down/bottom-up matrix. It questions the claims for empowerment through biographical work. It does not suggest ... More


Housing policy, housing tenure and the housing market

Alan Murie

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews housing policy in 2006, placing it in the context of the development of housing policy since 1945. The Labour governments since 1997 have continued their predecessors' policy of ... More


Strategic pragmatism? The state of British housing policy

Mark Stephens and Deborah Quilgars

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that Labour lacks a coherent strategy in relation to housing policy, and that government policy in relation to social housing, home ownership and homelessness is marked by a ... More


Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations

Peter Beresford

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the key concerns arising from service users and service-user organisations in association with research and evaluation. It discusses the ideological basis of ... More


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