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Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Peter King

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Right to Buy is the most controversial housing policy of the last 30 years, but it is also the most successful. Unlike the many studies that have focused on the costs of the policy and sought to ... More


Housing and regeneration

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at housing and regeneration as two dominant influences on neighbourhood life. It examines the way housing, its history and ownership, its management and access routes can determine ... More


Bending the ‘Third Arm’: politicians and housing associations

Brian Lund

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines political attitudes to housing associations, regarded in the 1970s as housing’s third arm. It explores the politics involved in the changing fortunes of housing associations ... More


Local authority perspectives on community planning and localism: a case study

Joyce Melican

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the perspectives of local authorities on community planning and localism by focusing on the case of the London Borough of Sutton and reflecting on the author's experience in ... More


Introduction

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the concept of the Right to Buy (RTB) policy, which is considered the most successful housing policy in Britain since World War II. It looks on both the old criticisms of the ... More


What Mrs Thatcher did

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter studies what actually happened with the RTB, by assuming that the Conservatives had sincere intentions. It talks about the specific ideas that were used by the Conservatives to justify ... More


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