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Huw T.O. Davies, Sandra M. Nutley, and Peter C. Smith

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341914

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.001.0001

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Housing: linking theory and practice

Housing: linking theory and practice

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(p.167) Eight Housing: linking theory and practice
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Joe Doherty

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0008

This chapter notes that there is a long history of association between housing research and housing policy in the UK. However, as people entered twenty-first century, there was a paradox whereby, at a time of unprecedented research output, research evidence rarely impacted directly on housing policy formulation and implementation. This chapter explores three possible explanations: the operational focus of housing research, which is of limited help in setting policy agendas; the growing complexity of housing policy, which has moved beyond the mere provision of shelter to be implicated in a range of social and economic problems; and the dominant role of political ideology in setting the housing policy agenda. Each of these means that, despite the wealth of research on housing issues, evidence-based housing policy seems some way off.

Keywords:   housing research, housing policy, UK, political ideology, economic problems

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