Taking a policy analysis approach to housing and drawing from the burgeoning comparative literature, this textbook provides a systematic re-evaluation of the nature of British housing that challenges the orthodox "home owning society" view whereby Britain is seen as marking a norm. Building up from basic concepts in policy analysis, the book re-interprets the UK housing system in a manner which is sensitive to the specific historical and cultural origins and development of British policy and society. As such, the text offers both a cutting-edge evaluation of British housing and a case study in applied social policy analysis.
STUART LOWE is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York. He is the author of many publications in the field of housing policy and is increasingly interested in the relationship between housing and the wider welfare state. His other books include Urban Social Movements: The City after Castells and Public Sector Housing Law(with David Hughes).